Insurance / PBM Investigations and Audits
Health care providers and Pharmacies face audits by carriers and their contractors. Because each Insurer and PBM have their own rules regarding everything from time limitations to acceptable documentation to the rights of providers during the process, it is important from the very beginning to have experienced and knowledgeable attorneys; our attorneys have the experience and knowledge to successfully represent and defend our clients.
Pharmacy / PBM Audits and Actions
Pharmaceutical services represent a large and growing share of health care spending. As a consequence, the industry, particularly independent pharmacies, are facing increased pressure from competitors and scrutiny from a host of entities: law enforcement and regulatory agencies, Pharmacy Benefit Mangers (PBMs), government benefit programs and insurers. Seemingly trivial issues such as co-pays, shipping of medications, and purchases from certain suppliers can become grounds for major legal trouble. Lawyers who understand and can navigate the legal and regulatory environment and know how to engage law enforcement, regulators and PBMs are essential to pharmacies. Lubell Rosen has experienced attorneys who keep on top of and have solutions to these issues. Our health lawyers represent pharmacies in State and Federal Court, in regulatory and disciplinary administrative hearings, arbitrations and mediations. We also assist and represent our clients in responding to audits as well as advising clients on health care fraud and abuse, corporate structure, business ventures, contracting and licensing.