South Carolina Pharmaceutical Company Settles Case Involving Drug Price Reporting
On July 20, 2016, Cipher Pharmaceuticals US LLC (Cipher), South Carolina, entered into a $60,000 settlement agreement with OIG. The settlement agreement resolves allegations that Cipher failed to submit certified monthly and quarterly Average Manufacturer's Price (AMP) data to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for certain months and quarters in 2014, 2015, and 2016. The Medicaid Drug Rebate Program requires pharmaceutical companies to enter into and have in effect a national rebate agreement with the Secretary of Health and Human Services in order for Medicaid payments to be available for the pharmaceutical company's covered drugs. Companies with such rebate agreements are required to submit certain drug pricing information to CMS, including quarterly and monthly AMP data. Senior Counsel Nicole Caucci represented OIG.
- Date:July 20, 2016
- CMP and Affirmative Exclusions