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Nationwide Crackdown Charges 601 Individuals with Over $2 Billion
In a sweeping crackdown that vastly exceeded investigations of years' past, the U.S. Department of Justice and Medicare Fraud Strike Force charged 601 individuals with over $2 billion in healthcare fraud. In Brooklyn and Long Island alone, . . .
New Jersey Act Imposes New Requirements to Protect Consumers
New Jersey providers should be alert to the recently signed into law Out-of-Network Consumer Protection, Transparency, Cost Containment, and Accountability Act.The Act pertains to, and enhances, consumer protections related to out-of-network . . .
New York State Takes Action Against Abusive PBM Audits, Grants
The recently passed New York State budget bill including sweeping new protections for independent pharmacies facing PBM audits. The bill, which amends the Public Health Law, requires PBMs, when conducting audits, to accept . . .
What NYC Employers Must Know About the Safe Leave Law
The former NYC Earned Sick Time Act, popularly known as the Paid Leave Law, is now the Earned Safe and Sick Time Act. Previously, the Act obligated employers to provide a certain amount of sick leave for their employees. The . . .
New York State Imposes Limitations on LHCSA Applications
Recently, New York State implemented a two-year moratorium on the processing and approval of applications for licensure of Licensed Home Care Service Agencies ("LHCSAs").This moratorium suspends the Department of Health's processing . . .
Healthcare providers are increasingly feeling the cost of employing excluded individuals.Indeed, over the past year, the number of enforcement actions taken against physician's offices, pharmacies and other entities employing excluded . . .
FEDERAL CRACKDOWN ON PRESCRIBERS OF COMPOUNDED MEDICATIONS
A recent health care fraud guilty plea by a physician has caught the attention of prescribing physicians and the broader industry surrounding compounded medications.Under the plea agreement in New Jersey District Court, the physician . . .
COMPOUNDING PHARMACIES MAY SOON HAVE NEW MARKET OPPORTUNITIES
Compounding pharmacies, one of the fastest growing sectors in retail pharmacy, may soon be able to expand the market for their products in exchange for agreeing to be placed directly under federal oversight, according to U.S. . . .
PHARMACY COMPLIANCE UPDATE: GROWING YOUR MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM
Membership programs are a common tool used by retail pharmacies to grow their business. Under this type of program, a pharmacy will give member patients certain benefits, usually taking the form of rebates, discounts, or coupons on in-store . . .