Earlier this month, the DOJ announced that a pharmacy owner pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud for his involvement in an $8.3 million scheme. The individual was an owner of three pharmacies that paid kickbacks to telemarketers... Read More
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Earlier this week the Second Circuit affirmed a lower court’s holding which found that drug manufacturer Pfizer Inc.’s practice of providing copay assistance to Medicare beneficiaries violated the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute (“AKS”).... Read More
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On June 29, 2022, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced the formation of the New England Prescription Opioid (NEPO) Strike Force. This strike force will investigate and vigorously prosecute healthcare providers involved in healthcare fraud... Read More
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In a recent trend, compounding pharmacies have been receiving notices of audit from the Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”). In the notice, OIG requests that the pharmacies submit... Read More
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The government increasingly has its sights set on various healthcare frauds that result in major financial losses to its healthcare programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE. Recently, the expanded enforcement efforts have included the foot... Read More
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On April 20, 2022, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced criminal charges against twenty-one (21) defendants in nine federal courts across the country for their roles in Coronavirus-related healthcare fraud schemes that resulted in more than... Read More
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Who should read this notice: All healthcare professionals, especially those utilizing telemedicine services Owners, operators and managers of laboratories and/or other testing and treatment facilities Pharmacies and other medical... Read More
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The last few years have brought on a slew of litigation aimed at combatting the opioid epidemic. Most recently, however, a complaint has been lodged against the United States, which has great potential to shape future litigation. Specifically, on... Read More
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In a recent trend, the government is increasing investigations and prosecutions of pharmacies alleging health care fraud and False Claims Act (“FCA”) violations based on inventory shortages. Multiple governmental offices, including the... Read More
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Frier Levitt Co-Founding Partner Daniel B. Frier recently summarized a variety of ways in which providers can become ensnarled in fraudulent schemes disguised as legitimate business models.  Since the publication of that article, a significant... Read More
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