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A supplier of medical equipment such as respirators, wheelchairs, home dialysis systems, or monitoring systems, that are prescribed by a physician for a patient's use in the home and that are usable for an extended period of time. What is a Pharmacy? A facility used by pharmacists for the compounding and dispensing of medicinal preparations and other associated professional and administrative services. A pharmacy is a facility whose primary function is to store, prepare and legally dispense prescription drugs under the professional supervision of a licensed pharmacist.
It meets any licensing or certification standards set forth by the jurisdiction where it is located. Mail Order Pharmacy A pharmacy which uses common carriers to deliver the medications to patient or their caregivers. Mail order pharmacies counsel patients and caregivers sometimes independent of the dispensing process through telephone or email contact and provide other professional services associated with pharmaceutical care appropriate to the setting.
Mail order pharmacies are licensed as a Mail Order Pharmacy in the state where they are located and may also be licensed or registered as nonresident pharmacies in other states. Non-Pharmacy Dispensing Site A site other than a pharmacy that dispenses medicinal preparations under the supervision of a physician to patients for self-administration. Specialty Pharmacy A pharmacy that dispenses generally low volume and high cost medicinal preparations to patients who are undergoing intensive therapies for illnesses that are generally chronic, complex and potentially life threatening.
Often these therapies require specialized delivery and administration. What is a NPI Number? The NPI is a position, intelligence-free numeric identifier digit number. This means that the numbers do not carry other information about healthcare providers, such as the state in which they live or their medical specialty. Where NPI should be used? There are two categories of health care providers for NPI enumeration purposes. Entity Type 1 providers are individual providers who render health care e.
Sole proprietors and sole proprietorships are Entity Type 1 Individual providers. Organization health care providers e. Who must obtain NPI? A covered health care provider, under HIPAA, is any health care provider who transmits health information in electronic form in connection with a transaction for which the Secretary of Health and Human Services has adopted a standard, even if the health care provider uses a business associate to do so.
Extensive professional pharmacy services, care coordination, infusion nursing services, supplies and equipment are provided to optimize efficacy and compliance.