Compliance

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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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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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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Does Your Pharmacy Compliance Program Meet Requirements?

Compliance is a confusing issue for many pharmacy owners. It is made even more confusing when each compliance company says they are the best, most affordable, etc. Thus, how does a pharmacy owner with limited time decide what company to choose? The first thing to know is that most of these companies do not provide everything required for a pharmacy to be fully compliant. They may have the more obvious components, like HIPAA, Fraud, Waste and Abuse and Exclusion Checks.…

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