As Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) review participation in their retail pharmacy networks, pharmacy providers find themselves at risk of termination over past audit results. We have recently seen a significant increase in a particular PBM... Read More
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As Frier Levitt reported here, earlier this year, CVS Caremark (“Caremark”) implemented a notification requirement for pharmacies making bulk purchases.  Pharmacies that were looking to make bulk purchases that exceeded a “30 day supply”... Read More
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To gain admission to a Pharmacy Benefit Manager ("PBM") pharmacy network, long-term care (LTC) pharmacies are expected to undergo a credentialing process. Generally, the credentialing process for an LTC pharmacy is similar to that of a retail... Read More
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In a growing trend, Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) have taken issue with a pharmacy’s alleged common ownership and/or affiliation with other pharmacies, particularly those that (i) have been previously terminated from the PBM’s pharmacy... Read More
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After a pharmacy gains admission into a PBM’s pharmacy network, the pharmacy can expect to receive regular re-credentialing requests. Generally, these re-credentialing requests ask that the pharmacy confirm that the information they previously... Read More
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A bipartisan piece of legislation aimed at regulating pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) in the State of Texas unanimously passed the House and Senate in Texas. Specifically, House Bill (HB) 1763 previously passed the Texas House by a vote of 147-0... Read More
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On April 12, 2021, Senator Kolkhorst, along with a bipartisan group of cosponsors, introduced SB 2195, a Bill that prohibits Pharmacy Benefit Managers (“PBMs”) operating in Texas from assessing against pharmacies a variety of different types of... Read More
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Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) routinely request pharmacies to submit credentialing when seeking admission into their networks, and require re-credentialing applications to be submitted two to three years after the pharmacies’ admission. The... Read More
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Frier Levitt was recently successful in reversing a Midwest pharmacy’s enrollment application denial by a major Pharmacy Benefit Manager (“PBM”). The PBM denied the pharmacy’s enrollment application alleging that the pharmacy was previously... Read More
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In a recent trend, pharmacies have begun receiving notices of termination not for billing errors or audit findings, but for claims inactivity. Specifically, several Pharmacy Benefit Managers, or PBMs, have been terminating pharmacies solely because... Read More
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