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Supreme Court Victory for States and Independent Pharmacies

With the national conversation discussing a Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) that is often highly politicized and characterized as divided, it should be comforting to the independent pharmacy community to know that SCOTUS issued a unanimous, 8-0 (Justice Barrett did not participate in this decision) decision in the case of Rutledge v. PCMA. …

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PBM Suspension

Payment Suspensions: Why Prompt, Accurate, and Complete Audit Responses are Crucial to Maintaining your Pharmacy Cash Flow. Did you know that your PBM contracts allow for the immediate suspension of your network participation status if the PBM believes you have engaged in or are engaging in any number of possible contract violations? This includes payment …

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Boesen & Snow Law Successfully Contests Generic Effective Rate Clawback in Excess of $300,000.

Boesen & Snow Law recently assisted an independent pharmacy facing a significant clawback in excess of $300,000 related to a Generic Effective Rate Reimbursement true-up by their PSAO on behalf of a major PBM.  Boesen & Snow was able to contest the clawback on behalf of the client and after reviewing the specifics of the …

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What medical professionals should know about liability during a pandemic

The past weeks have left medical providers and health care professionals at risk in more ways than one. In addition to their exposure to contagion, our vital workers may be left exposed legally. Currently, medical providers are working under a patchwork of protections. The result? Ongoing uncertainty and potential for catastrophic and expensive legal suits. …

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The problem and potential consequences of upcoding

A physician’s duty is to their patient. While this is true, medical professionals have many other responsibilities as well. There are hospital and clinic rules that you must follow. You must adhere to state and national regulations, and you have ethical obligations to uphold. Your medical license comes with strings attached. In your pursuit of …

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Buying a pharmacy is major undertaking legally and otherwise

Buying an existing pharmacy is usually easier and less expensive than starting one from scratch, assuming you do the right planning, of course. But if you are already familiar with the pharmacy business, you know it will be simple. Early on, you will want to assemble a team to advise you on tentative research to …

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How can I defend my medical license from a misconduct complaint?

Accusations of misconduct can be startling. Administrative hearings and consume your time and energy while you fight to protect your license, reputation and professional career. The stakes can be enormous when you are a doctor. But there is a process to defend yourself before state regulators and fight to keep caring for patients. The Arizona …

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BOESEN & SNOW HEALTH LAW SOLUTIONS FOR COVID-19 MATTERS

www.covid19lawfirm.com Boesen & Snow is working with our clients regarding common pharmaceutical supply chain questions, pharmacy operations issues, and business continuity plans related to COVID-19. Please contact our attorneys about COVID-19 and your legal issues. Matters with which we are already engaged include: Properly documenting the usage of override codes for emergency fills (overuse will …

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Lawmakers, providers and patients review HIPAA and HITECH’s legacy

HIPAA is almost 25 years old, and articles have begun looking at its impact. Lawmakers first enacted the landmark law in 1996, the year before the invention of the DVD. Aiming for security and privacy in U.S. health care, HIPAA began in the era of mostly paper records. Later updates, especially HITECH (Health Information Technology …