Your pharmacy could have provider agreements terminated or be excluded from Medicare Part B & D, and Medicaid
Extrapolation can kill your business
If you employ a person that is excluded from Federal Programs — you could pay a minimum fine of $10,000 plus treble the amount of claims the pharmacy was paid
A New York pharmacy paid $168,842 for employing an individual that it should have known was on the OIG Exclusion List
You could be forced to submit to unannounced compliance audits — and pay the costs
HIPAA violations carry fines up to $1.5 million per type of violation
Your pharmacy and pharmacists could lose their licenses, face fines, criminal charges, incarceration
As the industry-leading advocate and defender of community pharmacy dealings, PAAS National® will help you fight for fair audit treatment, improved contract terms, serve as your guiding light in helping you comply with rules and regulations such as Fraud, Waste and Abuse Compliance, and HIPAA Compliance and steer clear of trouble.
PAAS National® will consistently win your respect and be the best-in-class resource by staying at the forefront of pharmacy through our knowledge and excellence to help your pharmacy thrive — not just survive.
Your loyalty is special to every member of the PAAS team — we treasure it. Our credo includes honesty in all dealings, integrity — always doing the right thing even when it is not the easiest path, and service — working longer, harder and smarter so we meet your expectations and keep your loyalty.
You could, but with the average annual savings in audit chargeback reductions generated through the help of PAAS of $14,722, it will pay for a PAAS membership for the next 32 years — and that’s just 1 year of audits!
If you are honest, you will admit you cannot do this on your own!
That’s no joke. The team at PAAS National® is dedicated to helping you survive unilateral contracts, predatory audits, or whatever new trick that the PBMs are springing on you — and we have done this consistently since 1993.
PAAS National® is an advocate of community pharmacies and your resource for timely advice and support. PAAS National® fights for you to gain fair and equitable treatment in third-party dealings. We start with proactive education for you and your staff on safe filling and billing methods.
Chances are you have heard about PAAS from other pharmacy owners. The business climate today is tough — rules, regulations and audits make it tougher. Pharmacy audits are big profit centers for PBMs and plan sponsors — money straight from your pockets into theirs. Audits generate hundreds of millions of dollars every year.
Join PAAS now, do not wait another minute. Gain access to comprehensive array of benefits — audit assistance, contract reviews, fraud, waste and abuse compliance, HIPAA compliance and much more — real survival tools that will begin paying off the instant you join.
Ed Heckman has dedicated his life to helping independent pharmacists prosper — and he is good at it. He founded PAAS in 1993 to help community pharmacies defend themselves from unfair audit practices. Ed recently retired as the CEO of Compliant Pharmacy Alliance® and now devotes all of his attention to PAAS.
GET TO KNOW THE PAAS TEAM
The PAAS team is dedicated to helping you. We have four full-time pharmacists and a complement of technician analysts with an average of 8 years of experience. PAAS constantly updates their historical database with information on hundreds of types of audits — in fact we even keep a scorecard on individual auditors.
“I look at PAAS as an insurance policy! Even though you don't pay
claims, you inform me on audit tips, help protect on audits
and educate me on the laws and contracts. I cannot tell you how much being a customer of PAAS has given me peace of mind and confidence that I am practicing pharmacy in a way that protects me from making mistakes that would be costly if audited.
Thank you for your valuable service.”
“Abusive PBM practices can be terrifying.
Having PAAS in our corner provides peace of mind that by itself
is worth the cost of membership. The thousands extra we have saved is just icing.”
“PAAS gives the business owner comfort knowing someone
will go to bat for the independent pharmacy.
In this PBM/insurance marketplace, the service they provide could protect your investment and thus the health of your patients.”
“PAAS is an invaluable and cost effective resource.
We call and e-mail with them regularly. They are prompt, professional and friendly. Besides the audit assistance,
we belong to PAAS to administer our Fraud, Waste and Abuse Compliance Program. They are an enourmous help.
I am glad to have this opportunity to recommend PAAS.”
The PAAS National® compliance program for Fraud, Waste and Abuse plus HIPAA is all inclusive — ready to go to work for you. Everything you need at your fingertips available 24/7, helping you to effectively and efficiently manage your pharmacy’s compliance program. In fact the PAAS FWAC/HIPAA Program is the easiest and most complete available — and it is customized for YOU.
The PAAS National® compliance programs are all inclusive. Everything you need at your fingertips, online, available 24/7. Easy to navigate yet the most complete pharmacy program available — customized to your pharmacy
Your pharmacy must have comprehensive compliance programs that meet ALL the standards for Fraud, Waste and Abuse Compliance as well as HIPAA Compliance — and Training is only one element.
The PAAS FWAC/HIPAA Program Guide contains all the pertinent information you need to develop a good understanding of compliance requirements and administering the program.
The Dashboard Monitor tells you the status of your program in real time. You also receive reminders and email alerts that will keep you ahead of the game.
PBMs want proof of your FWAC and HIPAA compliance programs — just click and print your Attestation Statement online at any time.
Proof and documentation are available on demand at any time. Print training certificates or Attestation Statements, check employee status, keep track of all your pharmacies — as often as necessary
Every day, PAAS scans all employees against the OIG & GSA Exclusion Lists for possible matches. When a match is found PAAS sends you urgent electronic notifications.
Internal auditing and monitoring tools required to track, document and reduce errors — includes Incident Reports.
We provide a step-by-step guide for investigating, reporting and taking action against FWA.
The PAAS compliance programs for Fraud, Waste and Abuse as well as HIPAA securely store your program data for you to retrieve in an instant.
CMS approved fraud, waste and abuse, and compliance training. Divided into narrated modules that are convenient and efficient training for your employees – all online and available 24/7. Training is required for new hires and all employees annually.
HIPAA required compliance training for employees in narrated modules that are convenient and efficient – all online and available 24/7. HIPAA training is required for new hires and all employees annually
Lost a certificate? No worries reprint training certificates at any time.
Your compliance program must be customized to reflect your pharmacy’s practices. If you own multiple pharmacies each must have its own unique program. From the responses you provide to our detailed survey, PAAS can accurately describe your pharmacy’s operations and policies & procedures.
From your input to our survey, PAAS creates your custom FWAC and HIPAA Policy & Procedure Manual.
Add FWA and HIPAA to your Employee Handbook. PAAS generates pages for you — just insert them into your pharmacy’s Employee Handbook.
Straight-forward, your pharmacy’s custom Code of Conduct Policy and Conflict of Interest Policy is ready to be printed and signed by your employees.
Customized to your pharmacy’s privacy practices that can be easily updated when you make changes. HIPAA requires your patients to receive the most current NOPP.
All the required notices, acknowledgements, requests, disclosures, checklists, worksheets and logs needed to administer a HIPAA compliance program.
You are required to obtain Business Associate Agreements — BAAs from your subcontractors exposed to PHI. Our templates help you ensure that you have a valid BAA form so you can meet the BAA requirements for even your smallest vendors.
Use our template to assess your pharmacy’s threats and vulnerabilities to the security of electronic PHI. Let it guide you to identify administrative, physical and technical safeguards to minimize risks.
Using your Risk Analysis we guide you through the process to plan for disasters big and small. Get your pharmacy back up and running while still protecting your patient’s PHI.