How is compliance affecting your pharmacy business?
License credentialing, patient safety, HIPAA regulations, Catamaran audits …
…it’s hard to make sense of the noise for a pharmacy owner. On top of keeping your patients healthy, staff properly trained, and running your business effectively, it seems like new compliance regulations are being added and changed simply to make your life harder and more complicated. Every year, tens of hundreds of pages are devoted to compliance and who honestly has the time to read any of it!
How to Cut Through the Compliance Chatter
You get sent loads of information from your wholesalers, state associations, PSAOs, trade magazines, etc. How do you judge what’s actually priority? Pharmacy owners are hit with so many messages on new rules and regulations, many have admitted they’ve stopped opening the emails. The information that does get heard seems to come in the form of scare tactics and not everything can be that urgent!
It’s understandable that many pharmacy owners want to throw in the towel when it comes to compliance. Without help, it’s too overwhelming, too complicated, and too boring to feel any amount of confidence that a pharmacy can pass an inspection without some sort of repercussion. We’ve heard owners say, “Well… if they fine me or do anything else, I’ll just go out of business and give up.” It’s not too hard to feel empathy for these folks. None of these insurance provider manuals and regulation documents come with checklists on what needs to be done. They phrase compliance changes in a way that only a lawyer can understand.
But for those that aren’t ready to give up the fight and would rather thrive in their business, what do you do?
The answer… tap into an expert, that loves compliance, and who creates the checklists and action steps to get rid all the fluff and bottom line that needs to done for our business.
Accessing the Best Compliance Resources
Every year, we are privileged to give you access to our Compliance Advisor and the leading expert in Pharmacy Compliance, Jeff Hedges from R.J. Hedges and Associates.
Recently, we hosted a webinar with PDS and asked Jeff to pick just three items that we had to share with our pharmacy owners right now. Three areas of compliance that you can take action and help you cut through the noise. Are you prepared for these top three changes?
About R.J. Hedges and Associates:
Most pharmacies are too busy to stay in compliance and up-to-date with constantly changing healthcare regulations. Unfortunately, this puts many at risk of large fines and being run out of business. As the nation’s leading compliance & accreditation experts, we’re here to help you stay stress-free and protected. We offer turnkey, easy-to-follow solutions for accreditation, HIPAA, Medicare Part D, OSHA, compounding, Fraud, Waste & Abuse, immunization, diabetic shoes and more. Feel at ease knowing your independent pharmacy is prepared from any government inspection or natural disaster with our custom programs, 1-on-1 personal support and documentation with 24/7 online accessthrough the Compliance Portal™.
R.J. Hedges & Associates is one of the outstanding vendors that will be in attendance at PDS 2016Make sure to attend and visit their booth!