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R.J. Hedges & Associates is the host of the Pharmacy Compliance Guide. At R.J. Hedges & Associates we treat our clients the same way we treat our employees: with respect, dignity, and honesty. We consider our employees and clients as members of the family. We founded our company on our strong beliefs and moral standards to make federal compliance obtainable, reasonable, and achievable for our clients. We strive to keep our clients informed of the ever changing healthcare regulatory environment by providing newsletters and bulletins to keep them up to date, webinars for clarification, and task lists to help manage requirements while still taking care of patients.

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R.J. Hedges & Associates is the host of the Pharmacy Compliance Guide. At R.J. Hedges & Associates we treat our clients the same way we treat our employees: with respect, dignity, and honesty. We consider our employees and clients as members of the family. We founded our company on our strong beliefs and moral standards to make federal compliance obtainable, reasonable, and achievable for our clients. We strive to keep our clients informed of the ever changing healthcare regulatory environment by providing newsletters and bulletins to keep them up to date, webinars for clarification, and task lists to help manage requirements while still taking care of patients.

    Intro to Pharmacy Brokerage | Pharmacy Compliance Guide

    Intro to Pharmacy Brokerage | Pharmacy Compliance Guide

    Whether you’ve worked your whole career building your business, inherited or purchased from family, or more recently acquired the business, at some point all owners start to think about the next chapters of their life and selling their business.  The world of pharmacy isn’t much different from other businesses in this sense, and it can be hard for an entrepreneur, visionary, and owner to start forecasting life without the business they’ve given so much of their time, energy, focus, and money.

    To say there is an emotional attachment may be an understatement.  While some owners can’t wait to dump their business, I’d be willing to bet the majority of pharmacy owners truly love their business, employees, and patients.  Being so engrained in the community, it’s hard for owners not to worry about their patients.  Owners worry about the level of care, or access to care, their patients may, or may not, have should they sell their location.  In some instances that worry for their staff and their community leaves owners holding onto the business much longer than maybe they initially wanted.

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    https://www.rjhedges.com/blog/3-roads-to-sell-your-pharmacy 

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    • 27 min
    Track and Trace for Pharmacies: Understanding DSCSA

    Track and Trace for Pharmacies: Understanding DSCSA

    Today's guest on the Pharmacy Compliance Guide is Greg Wozniak. Greg is the President of Healthcare Group at Excellis Health Solutions from New Hope, PA.

    Excellis Health Solutionsprovide end-to-end consulting and project management services for a wide range of organizations — from established Fortune 500 companies to start-ups. In each case, we help them create value at every stage of their supply chain and ensure their business is fully compliant with new and changing legislation.

    Becky Templeton, CDME, ABI

    Director of Business Development

    Office:  724-357-8380   Website:  www.rjhedges.com

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    • 42 min
    Hazardous Drugs in 2020, Reality is Here

    Hazardous Drugs in 2020, Reality is Here

    Feeling overwhelmed by changing rules and regulations?  Are audits, attestations and credentialing driving you crazy?  Not sure how to keep up?

    We realize every facility is unique and has different compliance needs.  

    If you are struggling in today's healthcare market, we can help with the following compliance programs:
    Pharmacy (Part D Compliance)
    Compounding (non-Sterile including USP )
    HIPAA
    Diabetic Shoes
    DMEPOS (Medicare)
    FWA Prevention (including OIG/SAM verification)
    Immunizations (including Travel Vaccines and 30+ Standing Orders)
    USP for Retail/LTC locations
    DEA and Pseudoephedrine
    Custom Solutions- Such as Cultural Awareness to satisfy CVS/Caremark and Humana

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    Preparing the Hazardous Drugs Assessment of Risk - PPN Episode 863

    Preparing the Hazardous Drugs Assessment of Risk - PPN Episode 863

    Today's Pharmacy Compliance Guide is the second part of our series on preparing for USP Hazardous Drugs (HD). In our last podcast, titled: “How will USP Impact My Retail and LTC Pharmacy?” we addressed what each pharmacy must do to prepare for implementation of these guidelines. We covered these topics:
    How to identify hazardous drugs through the NIOSH List
    Segregating hazardous drugs from regular stock
    Proper handling of hazardous drugs
    When pill scanners and robots are permitted to be used
    Special handing of hazardous drugs that require alterations
    Determining Personal Protective Equipment by using Safety Data Sheets
    Which agencies will enforce these guidelines?

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    • 24 min
    How will USP 800 Impact My Retail and LTC Pharmacy - PPN Episode 850

    How will USP 800 Impact My Retail and LTC Pharmacy - PPN Episode 850

    How will USP 800 Impact My Retail and LTC Pharmacy?

    USP-800 was designed to address the proper handling of hazardous drugs (HDs) in a pharmacy setting. Its guidelines are plainly aimed at promoting patient and worker safety in and around non- sterile and sterile compounding. The first section clearly covers compounding in its purest form.

    However, when you move into section two, you quickly realize the dispensing of pills, capsules, liquids and manufactured packaged items are also covered by USP-800 Different types of terms are being used to describe types of hazardous drugs, such as: antineoplastic, non-antineoplastic, reproductive risk only; dosage form, risk of exposure, packaging and manipulation. This may sound like a whole lot of mumbo jumbo, but it is the new language of hazardous drugs.

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    • 26 min
    Suspension of Competitive Bid: What's this mean to me? - PPN Episode 707

    Suspension of Competitive Bid: What's this mean to me? - PPN Episode 707

    The R.J. Hedges Team delivers another "heads up" discussion on the Suspension of Competitive Bid and what this means to your pharmacy business.  Listen to Becky & Jeff on the latest: 

    Pharmacy Compliance Guide, part of the Pharmacy Podcast Network. 

    CONTACT:  

    Becky Templeton, CDME, ABI

    Director of Business Development

    R.J. Hedges & Associates

    Office:  724-357-8380    

    Website:  www.rjhedges.com 

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    • 15 min

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