Dena Kessler

Dena Kessler


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It Is Finally Here-the Sun Shines on a New Era

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) publicly launched a database this week detailing the payments doctors and teaching hospitals have received from drug and medical device manufacturers. Under the Physician...more

10/6/2014 - Affordable Care Act CMS Health Care Providers Hospitals Manufacturers Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Physician Medicare Reimbursements Sunshine Act

OIG Issues Special Advisory Bulletin Covering Manufacturer Copay Coupons and Medicare Part D

For years, many drug manufacturers have issued coupons to help cover some or all of the cost of copayments (commonly referred to as a “copay”) for prescription medications. While the Department of Health and Human Services...more

9/22/2014 - Anti-Kickback Statute Co-payments False Claims Act Medicare Medicare Part D OIG Pharmaceutical Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Prescription Drugs

DEA Authorizes Take-Back Programs for Pharmacies

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently issued a Final Rule expanding the facilities that can collect unused prescription drugs to now include retail pharmacies, hospitals and pharmaceutical manufacturers, as...more

9/15/2014 - DEA Pharmaceutical Pharmacies Prescription Drugs

Recent Updates on Reimbursing Creditors' Legal Fees Under a Chapter 11 Plan

Unsecured creditors in chapter 11 cases face the prospect of two financial blows: the possibility of not receiving full payment of their claims and the cost of attorney's fees for defending their interests....more

6/21/2013 - Attorney's Fees Chapter 11 Creditors Legal Costs Reimbursements

Always Be Prepared: Forecasting a Business Partner's Financial Problems and How to Prepare

As the American economy continues to slog through the ongoing Great Recession, even financially sound companies face challenges due to the continued economic malaise. In particular, a company that works with suppliers,...more

4/19/2013 - Adequate Assurances Business Development Client Services Contract Claims Creditors Debtors Fraud Insolvency Licenses Unsecured Creditors

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