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The Dispense As Written Codes that I use regularly in my practice are: DAW 0 = NO PRODUCT SELECTION INDICATED DAW 1 = SUBSTITUTION NOT ALLOWED BY PRESCRIBER DAW 9 = SUBSTITUTION ALLOWED PLAN REQUESTS BRAND Why is this important? Dispense as written codes are important in billing/filing claims correctly to a patient’s insurance plan. … Continue reading The increasing use of DAW 9 and it’s potential impact on pharmaceutical care…
The interview begins---and you have already reviewed the candidate’s resume’. They meet all the qualifications, and even have some excellent references. You hire the candidate, and around six months to one year later after their up and down performance you and the employee decide that it's best to part ways. So what happened? The interview went … Continue reading How to determine if a candidate “cares”..
Learning how to write in plain English has been one of the most useful concepts I have learned. Effective written communication is a business litmus test. If done well, it can help the business professional build their personal brand. Plain English is defined in Wikipedia as being… A style of communication that uses easy to … Continue reading Writing in Plain English…
Chapter 17 “Push push push,” I said. “Baby I can’t take the pain,” Jules said. “Push push push, you almost there baby just keep pushing and breathing…” _____ It was a hot summer night when Jules woke me up from my sleep with a phone call to Auntie’s house. I had seen her earlier that … Continue reading A Boss, a Mentor, and the Young Man/chapter 17
Chapter 16 Reading and reading is all I do. I’m reading about how to be a father. I’m reading about how to be a man. Life is funny, it can be straight, then upside down, then right side up. Auntie sat me down and we talked about my pains, my loss, my regrets, my angst, … Continue reading A Boss, a Mentor, and the Young Man/chapter 16
Chapter 15 Jules tells her Grandmother Rose… “Grandmomma Rose, where you at grandmomma?” Jules asked. “Gal, what the hell you screaming for, what’s wrong girl?” Grandmomma Rose asked. “Momma…I missed my period, and I went and got checked out…and I’m pregnant,” Jules said. “What the hell wrong wit you gal, I told you to keep … Continue reading A Boss, a Mentor, and the Young Man/chapter 15
Chapter 14 ____ I flipped through my notebook and read some spoken word that I hadn’t finished. It made me think… Hate cries, but I see every truth preached in the language of north, south, east, and west Hate dies Ebonic raps for these bois that don't brush or comb their naps. Now I … Continue reading A Boss, a Mentor, and the Young Man/chapter 14
Chapter 13 ________ Today is January 1, 1999. I made a resolution last night to be the man that I’ve only dreamed to be. I brought JuJu to Atlanta to celebrate our new beginning. She graduates in the spring from nursing school, and with so much that’s happened this past year, I figured it was … Continue reading A Boss, a Mentor, and the Young Man/chapter 13
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The Young Man attends Church... Chapter 12 It was a Sunday in December, and the air was crispy cold. I wear a beard most days in the winter, but on this Sunday I shaved. As Auntie would say on Sundays, “today is the day of the Lord.” Out of respect for her, I wanted to … Continue reading A Boss, a Mentor, and the Young Man/chapter 12