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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On May 9, 2022, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a Final Rule (Final Rule) entitled, “Contract Year 2023 Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Programs.” ... 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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As independent pharmacies across the country look for ways to diversify and grow the scope of products available to their patients, many consider expanding into the durable medical equipment (DME) space, such as wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, and... Read More
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As earlier noted, the New York State Department of Health (“NYDOH”) and the New York State Department of Education (“NYSED”) promulgated a so-called “policy,” which is actually a poorly-disguised agency rule, precluding New York... Read More
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In a win for pharmacy in the decade long squirmish between FDA and compounding pharmacies, FDA has been ordered to conduct a review of its MOU. The MOU establishes an understanding between individual State Boards of Pharmacy and the FDA involving... Read More
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In an apparent unlawful exercise of authority, the New York Department of Health (“NYDOH”) and the New York State Education Department (“NYSED”) quietly slipped a de facto agency rule into the NYDOH’s Medicaid Pharmacy Manual Policy... Read More
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The dietary supplement market has continued to be one that has captivated consumers and healthcare professionals alike.  While consumers can purchase certain dietary supplements and vitamins at a variety of retailers, an increasing number of... Read More
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Last month, Montana joined the ranks of over forty states and passed a bill that allows physicians to dispense medications directly to their patients. Prior to this bill, physicians were not allowed to dispense medications to patients and only were... Read More
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Earlier this year, we discussed the impact of mandatory “white bagging” on providers, and more importantly, patients. Briefly, white bagging is a practice where a medication is ordered by a physician for in-office administration (e.g., IV... Read More
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