Pharmacy records are critically important in the evaluation of claims involving improper administration of medication. They also provide a means by which advocates can effectively fact check whether medications that nursing homes claim are delivered actually are.
Our office has uncovered many instances wherein nursing home claim to have provided medications to our clients (and billed for them) when they weren’t even in the facility. It is only though careful review of detailed records that these deeds can be uncovered.
Attached is an interesting article which highlights the importance of proper monitoring of pharmaceuticals for our burgeoning nursing population, which is now approximately 1.8 million. As the needs of the geriatric population increase, so must the support that we provide.