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Up to date information in the field of Independent Pharmacy written by the PRS Pharmacy Consulting Experts and Pharmacists for Pharmacy Owners. Experience Matters. 

Common HIPAA Issues – Part 3: Policies and Procedures

We have a simple blog this time, HIPAA 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 that are 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

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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 can be a rewarding endeavor that offers the opportunity to be your own boss while providing services to the community and patients that helps them take control of their health. However, opening a brand 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 to be addressed when starting a new pharmacy along with helpful hints on how

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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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How to Value a Pharmacy

How Much is My Pharmacy Worth? If I were to sell my Pharmacy, how much would I get? How do I determine the Pharmacy’s selling price? All similar questions with the same answer: you need a Pharmacy Valuation to determine the fair market value for your Pharmacy.  The fair market value is like the appraisal of a house or non-Pharmacy business.  An Independent Pharmacy Valuation gives you a very good idea of the Pharmacy’s value. The actual selling price is

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