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May 18, 2020

A chance for pharmacies to showcase health care services

A chance for pharmacies to showcase health care services

On October 17, 2019, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG), published a Proposed Rule providing for new safe harbors under the Anti-Kickback Statute and civil monetary penalty (CMP) law for certain value-based arrangements between various health care stakeholders. The comment period closed on December 31, 2019, and OIG received

A new dilemma: Make money or save lives?

A new dilemma: Make money or save lives?

There’s an old joke about the time a gun-toting robber confronted the notoriously frugal Jack Benny on the street, demanding “your money or your life.” When Benny failed to respond, the robber, noticeably exasperated, questioned his silence. Responded Benny: “I’m thinking, I’m thinking.” That’s pretty much the dilemma facing the chain drug store business these