Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Jeanne Marie Evans, Mike Hess and Shannon Wiley authored an article for Specialty Pharmacy times outlining contracting and operational tactics that specialty pharmacies can employ to mitigate the risks associated with drug manufacturer reimbursement specialists (MRS). MRS are employees of the drug manufacturer that work as intermediaries between the prescribers, specialty pharmacies, and payers during the reimbursement process. In the article, the authors examine the application of the two primary laws implicated by MRS activities – HIPAA and the Anti-Kickback Statute.

The full article, “Manufacturer Reimbursement Support Programs Raise Legal Questions For Specialty Pharmacies,” was published by Specialty Pharmacy Times on January 22, 2019, and is available online.