• Feb 12, 2015
    It has been widely reported that recent state court findings would allow the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements to be a new standard of care for health care providers in negligence legal actions. HIPAA does not provide a private right of action, but plaintiff’s attorneys are pursuing innovative state law approaches to enforcing patient privacy concerns
  • Jan 09, 2015
    Beginning not later than January 1, 2015, a pharmacy shall have systems in place to enable the pharmacy to comply with DQSA Pharmacy Verification Requirements. Plus specific scenarios that could increase the risk of a suspect product entering the pharmaceutical distribution chain.
  • Dec 22, 2014
    Registration is now open for those interested in participating in Round 2 Recompete and/or the national mail-order recompete of the Medicare Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program.
  • Oct 31, 2014
    The proposed Medicare regulation was not part of the Affordable Care Act, but the controversy over that law and the upcoming November elections meant that the Administration did not want another healthcare related fight. Most of the opposition to the proposed rule came from patients, physicians and drug companies concerned with the loosening of the six protected drug classes. However, there was also significant opposition from pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) and insurance companies specific to the proposed elimination of preferred networks.
  • Oct 31, 2014
    Guaranteed Returns of Holbrook, New York (also known as Devos Ltd.), its Chief Executive Officer Dean Volkes and two others were charged this week in a multi-million dollar scheme to defraud customers, including the United States Government. This company is not contracted by IPC.
  • Oct 14, 2014
    Definitions Dispenser (A) means a retail pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, a group of chain pharmacies under common ownership and control that do not act as a wholesale distributor, or any other person authorized by law to dispense or administer prescription drugs, and the affiliated warehouses or distribution centers of such entities under common ownership and control that do not act as a wholesale distributor; and