Entries by Jennifer Ottman, CPhT

NDC Numbers: Not a Guarantee of FDA Approval

A common misconception that pharmacies have is that if a product has an NDC (National Drug Code) number that means it is approved by the FDA – unfortunately, this is not the case.

Miebo™ Eye Drops – What is the Days’ Supply?

Miebo™ is the first and only prescription eye drop used to treat dry eye syndrome by directly targeting tear evaporation. PAAS National® has fielded several calls regarding Miebo™ asking how to calculate the days’ supply.

DMEPOS Updated Refill Request and Affirmative Response Requirements

Medicare Part B/DMEPOS billing and documentation rules are VERY different from most of your pharmacy claims. If you don’t have a strong grasp of these differences, or a process for handling the documentation, then you are sure to experience significant problems during an audit.

Unveiling a Multi-Million Dollar Fraud and Kickback Scheme

According to an August 18, 2023 press release from the Department of Justice (DOJ), a pharmacy operations manager and some co-conspirators have pled guilty to committing healthcare fraud and to paying illegal kickbacks for Medicare and Medicaid claims that were never dispensed to patients.