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Pharmacy Immunizations – It’s More Than Flu Shots

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, Jul 31, 2018 / by Jenny Schell posted in Immunizations

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blog_image_podcast_4_immunizations.pngCan every pharmacist give immunizations? What are the restrictions and license requirements? How do you bill for immunizations? Who can administer vaccines in the pharmacy? How can I improve my pharmacy business by doing immunizations? Why should I do travel vaccines?

Jeff Hedges, our in-house compliance expert and CEO of R.J. Hedges and Associates, answers all these questions and more in the latest Pharmacy Compliance Podcast: Pharmacy Immunzitions - It's More Than Just Flu Shots.  

 

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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 DMEPOS, Immunizations, Diabetic Shoes, CMS855B, CMS855S

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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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Maximized Profits with Immunization Billing!

[fa icon="calendar'] Mon, Aug 28, 2017 / by Jenny Schell posted in Immunizations

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Immunizations are a great way to provide a convenient service to your patients and generate more revenue into your pharmacy. But, knowing how to bill and what to charge is a component most pharmacies struggle with. This blog will highlight how to maximize profits and capitalize on the financial benefits of immunizations!

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Immunization Tips: Understanding Standing Orders

[fa icon="calendar'] Mon, Aug 21, 2017 / by Jenny Schell posted in Immunizations

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image_blog_standingorders.jpgPharmacists are becoming increasingly involved as healthcare providers. Every pharmacist in the United States can provide some type of immunization given that they are properly licensed. States have finally started recognizing pharmacists as key members of the immunization community.  

A large part of implementing a successful immunization program is understanding all the components needed in order to offer the best services to your patients, while protecting your pharmacy. However, we have found that some pharmacists do not want to offer immunizations because it can be overwhelming when getting started. In this post we break down a big part of running an immunization business... understanding standing orders.

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Pharmacy Immunizations – It’s More Than Flu Shots

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Aug 18, 2017 / by Jenny Schell posted in Immunizations, Business Ideas for Pharmacy Entrepreneur, Podcast

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blog_image_podcast_4_immunizations.pngCan every pharmacist give immunizations? What are the restrictions and license requirements? How do you bill for immunizations? Who can administer vaccines in the pharmacy? How can I improve my pharmacy business by doing immunizations? Why should I do travel vaccines?

Jeff Hedges, our in-house compliance expert and CEO of R.J. Hedges and Associates, answers all these questions and more in the latest Pharmacy Compliance Podcast: Pharmacy Immunzitions - It's More Than Just Flu Shots.  

 

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9 Steps to Starting a Pharmacy Immunization Program

[fa icon="calendar'] Mon, Aug 14, 2017 / by Jenny Schell posted in Immunizations

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Starting a new niche like an immunization program is a great way to generate more traffic in your business and increase OTC, retail and prescription sales. But one of the main reasons independent pharmacy owners don’t have an immunization program in their business is getting started can be daunting.

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Commonly Asked Questions About Pharmacy Immunizations

[fa icon="calendar'] Thu, Jun 6, 2013 / by Jenny Schell posted in Immunizations

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But I have so many questions!

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7 Key Steps to a Successful Immunization Program

[fa icon="calendar'] Thu, Oct 25, 2012 / by Jenny Schell posted in Immunizations

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Vaccine programs are an essential component to patient retention and revenue enhancement.  Adhering to the following is critical for a successful vaccine program.

 7 Key Steps to a Successful Immunization Program

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An Easier Way to Track your Refrigerator Temperatures

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Aug 24, 2012 / by Jenny Schell posted in Immunizations

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Monitoring refrigerator temperatures are crucial when you have vaccines in your pharmacy. However sometimes this simple task can become a major hassle because you have so many other things you are trying to get done.

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From the CDC: Life-Threatening Outbreaks Due To Injection Practices

[fa icon="calendar'] Thu, Aug 2, 2012 / by Jenny Schell posted in Immunizations

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On July 13, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released a report detailing two life-threatening outbreaks that occurred when healthcare providers used medication from single-dose/single-use vials for multiple patients undergoing treatment for pain. At least 10 patients contracted severe staph or MRSA infections and had to be hospitalized. An additional patient died, and although MRSA was not listed as the cause of death, it could not be ruled out.

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