Pharmacy Question for the Week of June 10, 2019

Pharmacy Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

How is the term “administered” defined by Medicare?

Answer:

The term “administered” refers only to the physical process by which the drug enters the patient’s body. It does not refer to whether the process is supervised by a medical professional (for example, to observe proper technique or side-effects of the drug).

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