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JUN
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Unprecedented National Health Care Fraud Crackdown

NEWS BRIEF: Unprecedented National Health Care Fraud Crackdown; 301 Individuals Charged; $900 Million in False Billing Alleged The joint DOJ-HHS Medicare Fraud Strike Force and twenty-three state Medicaid Fraud Control Units executed an unprecedented nationwide sweep earlier this week, announced as the largest health care fraud takedown in history....
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MAY
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U.S. ATTORNEY PROBES CONTRACTS BETWEEN DRUGMAKERS, PBMS.

According to Reuters , the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York is investigating links between drugmakers and companies that manage prescription benefits. In at least one instance, the U.S. Attorney is investigating contracts with, services from and payments made to PBMs in connection with certain drugs. The article notes th...
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MAY
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PAYING OVERTIME WAGES TO PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES

Medical practices, urgent care centers, and other healthcare facilities often employ clinical practitioners, such as physician assistants or nurse practitioners, who frequently work over 40 hours per week.   Whether these employees need to be paid overtime wages is a question our clients frequently ask us in our role as employme...
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MAR
25
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E-script Requirements Going Into Effect

Effective March 27, 2016, a new law will require New York State prescribers to issue prescriptions electronically directly to a pharmacy, with limited exceptions. The new law requires electronic prescribing for all types of medications (controlled substances and non-controlled substances) and for syringes and other medical devices dispensed at a ph...
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FEB
26
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Firm Represents a Co-Op in Sandy-Related HPD Grant

The firm has successfully completed its representation of a 157-unit co-op corporation in southern Brooklyn, which was severely damaged during Hurricane Sandy, in connection with closing on an HPD Build-It-Back recovery grant.  The effort led by Alec Sauchik, Esq. culminated in the HPD reimbursing the building for past expe...
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JAN
28
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Abbott Issues a New Round of Subpoenas to Many Pharmacies

​Pharmacies and pharmacists across the country are receiving subpoenas in a federal case filed in the Eastern District of New York.  In this case, a manufacturer of diabetic test strips, Abbott  Laboratories, is suing distributors and pharmacies accusing them of importing and selling diabetic test strips intended for sale i...
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JAN
07
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Medicare Appeals - New Developments, Old Delays

Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) recently created a new website to facilitate monitoring of ALJ appeals. Physicians, DME suppliers & other providers can now check on the status of filed Medicare reimbursement appeals, find useful documentation as well as other information pertinent to the appeal. OMHA also launched listserv websit...
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JAN
06
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MDRXLaw sponsors the NY Chapter of the ACHE

MDRXLaw is proud to announce its sponsorship of the Healthcare Leaders of New York , the New York chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives . HLNY represents professionals who manage the business affairs of healthcare organizations throughout the New York Metropolitan area. No other professional association is more essential for meet...
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NOV
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MEANINGFUL USE AUDIT: HOW CAN A PRACTICE PREPARE?

While the stated goals of meaningful use compliance include terms such as empowerment, improvement and efficiency, for many participating physicians the possibility of a meaningful use audit just adds another level of anxiety to the already stressful and increasingly time-consuming burden of administrating a medical practice in the current regulato...
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NOV
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THE INDEPENDENT PHARMACY’S GUIDE TO SURVIVING A PBM AUDIT

Nothing is as critical to the economic health of an independent pharmacy as successfully resolving inevitable audits by Pharmacy Benefits Managers ("PBMs"). While the PBM concept originated as a measure to cut back on fraud, waste and abuse, the current role played by a PBM can often be perceived as antagonistic to the interests of independent phar...
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OCT
06
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NEW YORK PHYSICIANS COMPLIANCE PROGRAM MANDATE

The New York State Office of Medicaid Inspector General ("OMIG") has long required Medicaid providers to implement compliance programs as a condition of enrollment with Medicaid. However, now under Federal law, practitioners, regardless of the size of their practice, will have to develop a comprehensive compliance program. Under Section 6401 of the...
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SEP
30
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We Are Selected to SuperLawyers 2016

For the third year in a row, Kristina Giyaur and Alec Sauchik have been selected to the prestigious list of attorneys - SuperLawyers Rising Stars in Healthcare Law.  Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievemen...
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