The ninth amendment to the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act was published in the Federal Register on September 14th, 2021, which granted pharmacists the authority to order and administer COVID-19 therapeutics and qualified pharmacy technicians and pharmacy interns to administer COVID-19 therapeutics under the supervision of a pharmacist.
About Sara Hathaway, PharmD
After graduating from UW-Madison's School of Pharmacy with my PharmD, I spent my first eight years at an independent pharmacy dividing my time between both retail and long-term care. I fell in love with the independent pharmacy world and joined the PAAS team to help independents not only survive, but thrive.
I enjoy assisting pharmacy staff both pre- and post-audit and enjoy providing them with knowledge and tools to decrease audit risk going forward. I write articles for Third-Party Newsline each month and answer member questions daily. I look forward to building professional relationships with each of our members and assisting you with your next audit.
Entries by Sara Hathaway, PharmD
According to a September 17, 2021 press release from the Department of Justice (DOJ), a podiatrist was indicted for defrauding Medicare and Medicaid “by prescribing and dispensing medically unnecessary foot bath medications.”
Students performing a job shadow or internship in the pharmacy need proper FWA/HIPAA training and preparation to be behind the pharmacy counter or you are inviting headaches into your operations (and potential legal complications).
Transferred prescriptions are at high risk for audit recoupments. Every element required by state regulations is one additional pitfall that PBMs utilize to try and recoup on claims.
Medications that are required to be dispensed in their original container continue to appear in audits.