We work with a local contracted pharmacy, and they state now they are no longer able to send ekits without a phone call from the physician. We have been really good at getting signed orders and faxing them to the pharmacy within the 3 day window, but NOW, they say "the DEA won't let us send without a call from the ordering physician" and a signed order within 24 hours....
How do you all handle getting your ekits or an emergency 3 day supply of meds? I miss my old job who used Hospice Pharmacia......
We haven't had that issue w/ our pharmacy, yet. I'm sure it will happen soon, though. Seems like the government is saying, "lets pile on more regulations and red tape on hospice while cutting the reimbursement again". Thanks for the head up and good luck.
Last edit by Hospice Nurse LPN on Sep 1, '11
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