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Judge freezes assets in test strip rebate case

November 19, 2019HME News Staff

INDIANAPOLIS - A judge has granted a motion to freeze certain assets of Priority Healthcare Corp., the latest development in a lawsuit over “unwarranted rebates.”In a lawsuit filed in September 2018, Roche, a manufacturer of diabetes testing supplies, says it paid $37.5 million of “unwarranted” rebates to insurance companies and their pharmacy benefit managers for claims submitted by PHC between Jan. 1, 2013, and the end of the first quarter of 2018.This latest motion, issued...

Lawsuit, Pharmacy, Priority Healthcare, Rebates, Roche


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Roche sues pharmacies, supply companies

March 31, 2017HME News Staff

INDIANAPOLIS - Roche Diagnostics and Roche Diabetes Care have filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of Indianapolis, claiming they have wrongfully paid millions of dollars in rebates and lost millions of dollars in legitimate sales for blood glucose test strips at the hands of an alleged scheme by six pharmacies and medical supply companies. The lawsuit charges the pharmacies and medical supply companies with allegedly obtaining test strips from Roche that were intended for reimbursement under...

Lawsuit, Rebates, Roche, test strips


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Court orders PharMerica to pay $48.5M tab

April 12, 2016HME News Staff

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A circuit court judge has told PharMerica Corp., a national provider with 17 specialty home infusion pharmacies, to honor outstanding invoices from AmerisourceBergen Drug Corp. for about $48.5 million. PharMerica has withheld payment and applied the invoice amounts against rebates and other amounts that it believes AmerisourceBergen owes the provider, which are in excess of $48.5 million. But the Jefferson County Kentucky Circuit Court ruled on April 1 that PharMerica must pay the...

AmerisourceBergen, Home Infusion, Litigation, PharMerica, Rebates, specialty pharmacy


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OIG to NY: Establish bid program for diabetes test strips

July 12, 2013HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The New York State Department of Health could have saved about $5.9 million by establishing a competitive bidding program for diabetes test strips like Medicare, according to a report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG). The department saved about 51% on strips by obtaining manufacturer rebates, but Medicare reimbursement for strips under Round 1 of competitive bidding were still lower than the average Medicaid reimbursement after the rebates, the report states. For example, the...

Competitive Bidding, Diabetes Supplies, Medicaid, Medicare, Rebates


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