Allegations against a company in Texas that acted as a “prescription manager” for physicians, finding the highest reimbursed drugs in various health plans and encouraged physicians to prescribe those drugs. There is some indication that select pharmacies filled the prescriptions with certain financial benefits going back to the doctors. Based on the article it appears to be a fairly large operation. The company, for its part, claims it did nothing wrong; having had attorneys review and approve their business model. However, there are relatively few arrangements that would not be deemed kickbacks in financial relationships between physicians, pharmacies and middlemen. Physicians and pharmacy owners are approached regularly about business arrangements with physicians; providers need to be careful about vetting such arrangements because kickbacks take many forms. By Bernard M. Cassidy. Please contact at BMC@LUBELLROSEN.COM