• Sep 11, 2020
    There is growing attention to pharmacy patients having their prescriptions switched (steered) to mail order or large chain store pharmacies without the knowledge or consent of the patient. This month, the federal U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled in favor of Express Scripts in a case brought by 8 Missouri independent pharmacies. They ruled that ESI using pharmacy patient data to solicit and steer these patients to Express Script mail order operations did not violate federal privacy, antitrust or unfair trade practices laws.
  • Aug 28, 2020
    Through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act (PPPCHE), the federal government has allocated $175 billion in payments to be distributed through the Provider Relief Fund (PRF).
  • Aug 11, 2020
    As part of its ongoing efforts to provide financial relief to healthcare providers impacted by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), today the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is announcing an application deadline extension for the Phase 2 general distribution to Medicaid, Medicaid managed care, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and dental providers.
  • Jul 27, 2020
    On July 24, President Trump unveiled his anticipated 4-Point Executive Order plan aimed at lowering Prescription Drug prices.
  • Jul 15, 2020
    The Supreme Court of the United States announced Monday that it will hear the Rutledge v PCMA case on Tuesday, October 6th. While it hasn't been determined how the Court will hear cases in the fall, Supreme Court case arguments during the COVID-19 pandemic have been conducted by conference call.
  • Jul 02, 2020
    This week, Congress passed legislation extending the deadline for small businesses to apply for a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan. The new deadline to apply is August 8, 2020. The President is expected to sign this legislation into law.