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The Pharmacy Podcast Show is the industry's first audio blog about the 'Business of Pharmacy'. The Pharmacy Podcast Network is dedicated to the pharmacy profession and is a collection of content with diverse topics within the pharmaceutical industry. The Pharmacy Podcast Show is about good useable content, information, and innovative ideas that we believe will advance the pharmacy profession.
We are always expanding our programming to Independent Retail, Compounding, Long-term Care, Specialty, Hospital Systems, and Small Chain Pharmacy Businesses. We're expanding content for Patients and Pharmacy Students and encourage our listeners to submit ideas for future shows. The Pharmacy Podcast Show is about dynamic people in the pharmacy industry making a difference for our profession, customers, and patients.
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Pharmacy Immunizations – It’s Far More than Flu Shots - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 409
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Pharmacy Immunizations – It’s Far More than Flu Shots Jeff Hedges, co-host of the Pharmacy Compliance Guide brings us new insights into the Business of Pharmacy & keeping your Community Pharmacy Compliant. This week we focus on Pharmacy Immunizations. Can every pharmacists give immunizations? Absolutely, flu is the most recognized but most states will permit pharmacist to provide most immunizations to patients Are there any restrictions? Yes, each state sets its own requirements for what a pharmacist can administer For example: there are age limits for certain vaccine some vaccine are prohibited by pharmacists to dispense Location of vaccines to be administer Is there any license requirements? Yes, each states sets its requirements Most states require a separate immunization license Some states have the immunizations within the state issued pharmacist license and scope of practice Who can administer vaccines in the pharmacy? Licensed pharmacists Registered nurses Licensed interns under the supervision of a pharmacist when permitted by state law Are there any training requirements? The normal requirements are Complete an American Pharmacist Association approved Immunization course Complete and maintain an American Red Cross or American Heart Association CPR course and certification Maintain state licensure if required What is needed for Medicare immunizations? I prefer a CMS 855B application for the pharmacy This give the pharmacy the PTAN rather than the pharmacist Submitted through the regional CMS administrator Application fee Separate PTAN is issued How do you bill for immunizations? It depends on the patients insurance Medicare Using a billing company, such as Change Health or OmniSys Medicare & Medicaid and Third Party Payor A more robust billing company like TransactRx, Allegiant Billing, Electronic Billing Service Medicare Part C Advantage Plans Bin numb