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Pharmacy Self-Audits: Preventing PBMs From Taking Back Monies

How do you prevent a PBM auditor from clawing back monies? Pharmacies deal with the threat of PBMs clawing back money daily.  Fortunately, many audits resulting in the clawback of monies can be prevented by proactive activities, training, and overall employee understanding.  These activities start before the prescription is filled and dispensed and continue after the patient walks out the door. These activities mean more work, but it is work that you and your employees need to be considering as

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Common HIPAA Issues – Part 3: Policies and Procedures

HIPAA Policies and Procedures are the foundation of your Pharmacy’s overall HIPAA Compliance and employee Training.  Policies and Procedures also happen to be one of the items most often found to be missing, incomplete, or not up-to-date during investigations conducted by the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). What does HIPAA say about Policies and Procedures? HIPAA clearly states you need to have Policies and Procedures.  If we look at 45 C.F.R. § 164.530(i), we find that it states the following: “covered entity

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Pharmacy Vaccination Programs

This time around, we wanted to talk about vaccine administration in Pharmacy. Pharmacies have been providing vaccinations for decades now (depending on your State).  In this time, many Pharmacies have implemented this into their workflow with relative ease.  Those were the good old pre-COVID-19 days. With the COVID-19 Vaccinator Provider Agreements and Pharmacies starting to receive the COVID-19 Vaccines, we are starting to receive more and more questions from Pharmacies about what they need to be doing to protect themselves

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Pharmacy Technician Immunization Administration

After our last blog on PRS Partners with NPTA to Expand Independent Pharmacies Role in Delivering COVID-19 Vaccines and Testing Services (12/14/2020), we wanted to go over the general requirements outlined in the Department of Health and Human Services Guidance. On October 20th, the Department of Health and Human Services released the Guidance for PREP Act Coverage for Qualified Pharmacy Technicians and State-Authorized Pharmacy Interns for Childhood Vaccines, COVID-19 Vaccines, and COVID-19 Testing.  As the title suggests, this guidance lays

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PRS Partners with NPTA to Expand Independent Pharmacies Role in Delivering COVID-19 Vaccines and Testing Services

LATROBE, PA,  December 11, 2020 – PRS Pharmacy Services has partnered with the National Pharmacy Technician Association (NPTA) to help independent pharmacies expand their reach in delivering COVID-19 vaccines and administering point-of-care tests, such as COVID-19 testing. Under the new partnership, NPTA’s flat-rate offering now includes three nationally recognized programs for pharmacy technicians: an Immunization Administration Training Program, a Point-of-Care Testing Program and a Basic Life Support Certification. “PRS is proud to partner with NPTA to expand their nationwide pharmacy

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How to Open a New Pharmacy

Opening a new independent pharmacy from scratch is a challenging process with many details to consider. This article gives you a step by step guide to the main details that need to be addressed when starting a new pharmacy along with helpful hints on how to ensure you open a successful independent pharmacy both legally and efficiently. First Step: SELECT A LOCATION One of the most important aspects of a successful retail pharmacy business is its location. There are many

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Does your Pharmacy Need an Exposure Control Plan?

What is exposure control? For over two decades, Pharmacies have been moving beyond dispensing Medication. In many cases, these Pharmacies provide services that may expose their employees to bloodborne pathogens through exposure to blood and other potentially infections material (OPIM).  This potential for exposure creates risks for employees and regulatory responsibility for the Pharmacy to prevent, minimize, and react to potential exposures.  So, OSHA will require you to have an Exposure Control Plan.  Before getting into what an Exposure Control

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