Frier Levitt recently assisted a California-based independent pharmacy that faced an audit from a major pharmacy benefit manager (“PBM”) by successfully challenging the audit findings and reversing 100% of the purported discrepancies.  During... Read More
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Far too many pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) thrive on opacity in their business operations, but sometimes public litigation shines the light of day on secretive practices. In this article published by BenefitsPRO, Frier Levitt Co-Founding Partner... Read More
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Earlier this month, two telehealth bills intended to expand patient access to virtual healthcare were introduced to the United States Congress.  Each bill seeks to continue building upon the availability of certain telehealth services that existed... Read More
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Last week, the United States Department of Justice ("DOJ") announced that an orthopedic surgeon had been indicted by a federal grand jury due to his alleged involvement in a $10 million fraudulent healthcare scheme. According to the DOJ, the surgeon... Read More
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The opioid epidemic has plagued the U.S. for the better part of two decades, leading to catastrophic numbers of opioid addiction and overdose-related deaths.  In response, lawmakers, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations have taken swift... Read More
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As Frier Levitt has highlighted in recent articles, independent pharmacies are encouraged to use all available tools to combat unjustified PBM audit findings.  Pharmacies should exhaust their efforts, even in instances where the amount of monies at... Read More
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Frier Levitt recently assisted a California-based independent pharmacy that faced an audit from a major pharmacy benefit manager (“PBM”) by successfully challenging the audit findings and reducing the audit discrepancies by $159,438.46.  During... Read More
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Pharmacy benefit managers (“PBMs”) audit pharmacies within their network to ensure its contracted pharmacies are in compliance with their contractual obligations as well as applicable State and Federal laws. However, PBMs often implement audit... Read More
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