Digital Pharmacies and Other Pharmacy Start-Ups: Legal Challenges and Pitfalls
Complying With Federal and State Regulations, Medicare and Medicaid Requirements, Patient Privacy
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
Even before the current pandemic--which has prompted many to reduce in-person visits to healthcare providers and pharmacies--telemedicine and the digitization of healthcare have steadily increased. A new breed of digital pharmacies, such as Amazon’s PillPack, have emerged, providing convenient access to the medicine and 21st century user experiences. While these pharmacies challenge the model of traditional prescription dispensing, and have garnered the attention of private equity and venture capital investors, they have their own unique set of operational challenges, where laws, regulations, and payor policies oftentimes have not caught up with technological advances.
- Federal regulations and Medicare requirements
- State regulations and state Medicaid requirements
- HIPAA and patient privacy
- Challenges and pitfalls for digital pharmacies
- Best practices for compliance
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- How has the regulation of digital pharmacies changed because of COVID-19?
- What unique legal challenges must digital pharmacies overcome?
- What are best practices to ensure compliance with federal and state regulation as well as Medicare and Medicaid requirements?
Jesse C. Dresser
Mr. Dresser heads the firm’s Pharmacy Practice Group. In this role, his practice is dedicated to representing a... | Read More
Mr. Dresser heads the firm’s Pharmacy Practice Group. In this role, his practice is dedicated to representing a broad cross-section of pharmacies and pharmacy providers, including community retail pharmacies, chain pharmacies, compounding pharmacies, specialty pharmacies, mail order pharmacies, home infusion providers, digital pharmacies, and dispensing physician practices. Mr. Dresser represents pharmacy providers nationally regarding issues with payors and Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs), including PBM audit appeals, network terminations, network access and credentialing applications, and reimbursement issues.Close
John E. Morrone
Mr. Morrone is a partner in the healthcare department with a focus on transactional and regulatory law, working in the... | Read More
Mr. Morrone is a partner in the healthcare department with a focus on transactional and regulatory law, working in the New York City office. He joined Frier Levitt in 2008 following over twenty years as a senior healthcare executive, holding positions with academic medical centers, and private and publicly-traded physician practice management companies, and healthcare consulting groups. Mr. Morrone received his Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall Law School and graduated cum laude. He also holds an MBA from Baruch College/Mount Sinai Medical School in Hospital and Healthcare Administration.Close