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3 Elements to DEA Documentation

[fa icon="calendar'] Mon, Apr 30, 2018 / by Jenny Schell posted in Podcast

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graphicOur experts at R.J. Hedges & Associates have an all new podcast for you! This podcast will highlight the three key elements to DEA Documentation from our very own Jeffery Hedges, and Carlos Aquino, a retired DEA Diversion Agent, so that your pharmacy can better prepare for DEA inspections.

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iMedicare is now Amplicare

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, Feb 20, 2018 / by Jenny Schell posted in Medicare, DIR Fees

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 iMedicare is now Amplicare! After much consideration, iMedicare has decided to undergo some significant changes in order to best serve the evolving needs of community pharmacies. blog-5.jpg

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Durable Medical Equipment Specialist Certification

[fa icon="calendar'] Mon, Jan 29, 2018 / by Jenny Schell posted in BOC, Podcast

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blog-4.jpgOur experts here at R.J. Hedges & Associates have an all new podcast for you on Durable Medical Equipment Specialist Certification! Brought to you by our own Jeff Hedges, this blog will help you learn the language of DME so that you learn how to dispense, document, and most importantly earn revenue!

Once you are done listening to our blog click here for more information!

 

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Pharmacy Compliance Guide Part 1: Attestations

[fa icon="calendar'] Mon, Jan 22, 2018 / by Jenny Schell posted in Preparation, Pharmacy Credentialing

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blog-3.jpgPart of the Medicare Part D program involves ensuring pharmacies properly train their staff. Pharmacy Benefit Managers have the ability to manage the program, enforcing Fraud, Waste & Abuse Training, OIG Exclusion Verification, and HIPAA Compliance Training. Every fall the staff must verify that they accomplished these requirements. Unfortunately, many pharmacies sign the attestations even though they did not complete the training.

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Patient Safety Organizations - Pharmacy Compliance Guide

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, Dec 5, 2017 / by Jenny Schell posted in Pharmacy Compliance, Patient Safety Act, Podcast

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blog-2.jpgQuality control, its something everyone in the pharmacy must be involved in. Quantity control helps to reduce mistakes, and improve Patient Safety. Errors do happen and it is imperative pharmacies are aware of how to protect themselves as well as their patients. The Fit Pharmacist partner and Pharmacy Podcast Network co-host Dr. Christina Tarantola joins Jeff Hedges, President of R.J. Hedges & Associates and Pharmacy Compliance Guide podcast host with Tara Modisett, Executive Director of Alliance for Patient Medication Safety in a podcast on Patient Safety Organizations recorded live at the NCPA 2017.
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R.J. Hedges & Associates Named 2017 Torch Award for Ethics by BBB

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, Nov 21, 2017 / by Jenny Schell posted in Company News

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torch-award-logo R.J. Hedges & Associates of New Florence, PA has been selected by an independent panel of judges from Duquesne University for the 2017 Better Business Bureau’s Torch Awards for Ethics. The annual Torch Awards for Ethics program is open to all for-profit companies (BBB accredited and non-accredited) that are located in the 28 county service area of Western Pennsylvania and meet the guidelines. Companies are evaluated against criteria that includes leadership commitment to ethical practices, communication of ethical practices, leadership practices to unify the organization and organizational commitment to performance management practices, ethical human resource practices and the community.

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All About APMS

[fa icon="calendar'] Mon, Oct 30, 2017 / by Jenny Schell posted in Compliance Services, Patient Safety Act, Pharmacy Credentialing

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Capture-2.jpgAt R.J. Hedges, we firmly believe that working with a Patient Safety Organization (PSO) has numerous benefits. In fact, we enroll our clients with a PSO depending on what services they purchase. I want to share some great information about APMS the PSO that we collaborate with to provide exceptional service to our clients.

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To Participate or Not to Participate - That is the Question [Update]

[fa icon="calendar'] Mon, Oct 23, 2017 / by Jenny Schell posted in Medicare, Preparation, Business Ideas for Pharmacy Entrepreneur

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blog graphic-1.jpgBe prepared to answer one of the biggest questions of the year on November 15th, the question of participating or non-participating. R.J. Hedges & Associates is providing you with a podcast, and blog as resources, so when November 15th rolls around you and your pharmacy are ready to decided what is best for you!

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Participating vs Non-Participating

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, Sep 26, 2017 / by Jenny Schell posted in Medicare, Podcast

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blog-1.jpgNovember 15th is on its way! That means there is less than two months for pharmacies to decide if they would like to move to non-participating status with Medicare reimbursements. It is time to learn  (1) what participating is (2) how to do it and (3) the benefits of participating. Jeff Hedges, President and CEO of R. J. Hedges & Associates provides essential information in order for you to make the best decision for your pharmacy. Listen to his latest podcast so that when November 15th rolls around you will be confident in your choice!

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Communication & Control: the Two C's That Will Save Your Pharmacy

[fa icon="calendar'] Mon, Sep 18, 2017 / by Jeff Hedges posted in Pharmacy Compliance, Patient Safety Act, Pharmacy Staff Training

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“Focus is needed in many walks of life, but for patient safety

it is needed every day. Every pharmacy across the country is always one day

closer to dispensing a fatal dose of medication.” - Jeff Hedges

  

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