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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. 

The Unsung Role of the Pharmacist in Patient Health

Are people relying too much on the traditional doctor/patient interaction? We know many people end up with a risky pileup of prescribed medications. Many efforts have been made, with varied success, to correct this problem. Yet we’ve usually focused on physician behavior, when there’s another powerful lever: pharmacists. About 30 percent of older adults in the United States and Canada filled a prescription in the last few years for one of many medications that the American Geriatrics Society recommends they avoid. Such drugs can lead to

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Why Choose Independents Over Chains

4 Reasons to Support Independent Pharmacies We know there is a need to continue to support small independently owned businesses. Did you know that for every $100 you spend at a locally owned and operated business almost $96 goes back into the local economy? Aside from the obvious financial reasons to support a small independent business, when we are talking about an independent community Pharmacy, the stakes are even higher. The reasons why an independent is better than a chain

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U.S. based United Investment Healthcare Group signs agreement on trust management of Uzbekistan’s Dori-Darmon

The State Assets Management Center under the State Committee of Uzbekistan on Assistance to Privatized Enterprises and Development of Competition and the American company United Investment Healthcare Group signed an agreement on the transfer of the Dori-Darmon pharmaceutical company to trust management for a period of five years. The document sets the legal basis for the new development strategy of the national pharmaceutical company Dori-Darmon to introduce modern management methods, exclusive information technologies, as well as an effective system for

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Medicare Compliance for Refills

Are you Billing Medicare Part B for Blood Glucose Testing Supplies and other items that are refilled on a recurring basis? If you are, Medicare has some new rules and clarified some older ones. These apply to ALL suppliers, whether accredited or not. Pharmacies are required to contact the beneficiary or designee regarding refills. This must take place no sooner than 14 calendar days prior to the refill due date and you  may not dispense the item to the beneficiary

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Medicare Audits Are On the Rise

In recent Medicare Audits, over 80% of glucose testing supplies and nearly 70% of nebulizer and nebulizer solutions claims were denied.  This resulted in BILLIONS of dollars being recouped from Medicare Suppliers and providers. As a Pharmacy Owner, are you prepared if an Auditor comes to your door? When working with clients, I let them know there are several things that they can do in their pharmacy to help prevent the clawback of hard earned revenue. Be sure you are in Compliance with all

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NSC Site Visit vs. Accreditation Survey

Do you know the difference between an NSC Site Visit and an Accreditation Survey? As a Medicare Part B Supplier you will go through periodic onsite surveys by the National Supplier Clearinghouse and your Accreditation Organization. These two types of surveys are separate and distinct from one another and not allowing either to take place could have negative effects on your ability to bill Medicare. Confused? No worries, many Medicare Part B Suppliers are because they have so many different surveyors coming in to

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HIPAA Readiness Wrap-Up

So, just a few months ago, I let you all know that HIPAA was back in the news with new court rulings, enforcement activities and how future HIPAA Audits would be occurring proactively (instead of reacting to breaches and complaints). Since then we have taken a long journey together to go over some of the items that need to be in place and happen on a daily basis, so that your pharmacy is HIPAA ready. We also looked at what

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