Jeff Hedges

President & CEO

R. Jeffrey Hedges, CDME, is President & CEO of R. J. Hedges & Associates of New Florence, PA. After serving in the United States Air Force for 27 years, Jeff transitioned into the private sector, developing software to help independent pharmacies understand and become compliant with HIPAA. Later, Jeff founded R. J. Hedges & Associates to support healthcare providers with compliance services and software solutions. Today his company offers comprehensive customized healthcare compliance, Business & Pharmacy Valuations, Brokerage and Representation during sales and Business Management consulting for independent pharmacies, home health care facilities, medical supply companies, physicians and other small practices throughout the United States.

Professional synopsis:

Enthusiastic and driven to provide the best solutions for independent pharmacies, healthcare providers & suppliers and entrepreneurs. Has built a strong relationship over the past 15+ years with hundreds of clients demonstrating knowledge within the industry.

Experience bullet list:

  • Board-certified Durable Medical Equipment Specialist (CDME)
  • Member of the National Council of Prescription Drug Plans (NCPDP)
  • Member of the National Supplier Clearinghouse (NSC) Advisory Council
  • 2010-2017 Board of Directors for the Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) serving as Vice Chair, Secretary and Member-At Large.  
  • Co-author of the National Community Pharmacists Association's "HIPAA Security Handbook"
  • Co-author of "CBD, Expert Advice for Getting Started"
  • Author of numerous articles on HIPAA Compliance, Medicare Accreditation and other federal compliance topics. 
  • 2015 Top 175 Innovators in Orthotics and Prosthetics by O&P News
  • 2014 and 2016, Western Pennsylvania’s Torch Award Winner for Marketplace Ethics Runner-Up for the Better Business Bureau
  • 2017 Western Pennsylvania’s Torch Award Winner for Marketplace Ethics for the Better Business Bureau

Previous Job experience:

United States Air Force

Work responsibilities:

As a small business owner, you get the joy of doing a little bit of everything

Certifications and designations, or special awards:

  • Accredited Business Intermediary
  • Certified DME Specialist
  • Western PA BBB Torch Award Winner for Ethics


Associates Degree- Logistics from the Community College of the Air Force


  • Compliance Portal®
  • Pharmacy Compliance Guide®
  • Pharmacy Compounding Compliance Program®
  • Pharmacy Immunization Compliance Program®
  • The HIPAA Guy®
  • Your Compliance Experts for Today and Tomorrow®

Published Works:



“If you aren’t the lead dog, the view never changes.”

Pet’s name

2 Cats-Chester and Lucy

First job

Archery Instructor at Boy Scout Camp

Favorite musician

3 Dog Night and Reba McIntire

Favorite food

My wife Mary’s Apple Dumplings

Non-work related interest

Shooting sports

Favorite Movie

Last of the Dogmen

Favorite travel destination

Kuai and Germany

Favorite drink

Woodford Reserve Bourbon

Hobby/activity you enjoy

Hunting and Playing with my Grandchildren

Something you are passionate about


One bucket list item

Take my wife Mary to all the places I traveled while in the Air Force

Guilty pleasure


What I’d tell my 20-year-old self

Education for your passion



Book that made an impact

The Firm

First car

1970 Red Volkswagen Station wagon

Strength Finders

Achiever, Learner, Futuristic, Responsibility, Intellection

Nonprofit you support

Wounded Warriors, USO, FFA


Doing something new for the first time, people usually enlist a professional, someone with experience, a guide. Buying, Selling, Expanding, or Planning for the Future shouldn’t be any different. R.J. Hedges Sales & Acquisitions Team can help point you in the right direction, where ever your path may head.