Can a PharmTech Write "DAW #1" on an Rx?

by Rebecca
(Texas)

DAW#1 Written on RX? Higher Insurance Audit Risk

DAW#1 Written on RX? Higher Insurance Audit Risk

If a DAW code is called in by the MD or Patient, does it require documentation by the RPh or is a Tech allowed to write it on the prescription?

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by: David

In most, if not all cases, if the prescription is being run through any type of insurance plan, such as Medicaid, Medicare, or other third-party coverage, "DAW #1" must be written on the prescription by the doctor, in the doctors handwriting. If not, if/when the prescription is audited by the insurance, they have cause to deny the paid/covered claim and charge the pharmacy for the reimbursement they previously paid.

Insurance audits happen more frequently than many pharmacy employees realize.

Not having your ducks in a row can come back to bite you by costing your pharmacy the reimbursement.

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