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Fraud, Waste and Abuse Training

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This activity is intended to educate pharmacists and technicians on how to prevent, detect and correct Fraud, Waste and Abuse (FWA) which is required under the Social Security Act and CMS regulations and guidance which govern the Medicare program, including parts C and D for all sponsors
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CE Hours


CE Units


Activity Type

  • Knowledge Based

Target Audience(s)

  • Pharmacists
  • Technicians


R.J. Hedges & Associates and American Health Resources

Requirements for CE Credit

To receive credit participants must:
  •  Review the content of this activity
  •  Successfully complete the post-test with a score of 75% or higher
  •  Complete the evaluation
Your statement of credit will be issued immediately upon successful completion of the post-test and submission of the evaluation. Continuing pharmacy education credit is automatically reported to CPE Monitor once the post test & evaluation is completed.
Pharmacists and Technicians  - Be sure your profile has been updated with your NAPB e-profile # and birth date information BEFORE completing the online evaluation, or your credits will NOT be reported.


This activity is cosponsored by American Health Resources and R.J. Hedges & Associates
R. Jeffrey Hedges  does not have any relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests
About the reviewer,  Paul Garbarini is an attorney in private practice in Northampton, Massachusetts. For over twenty years Paul has provided general legal services, with a concentration in representing and advising licensed health care practitioners and health care entities in administrative, civil and criminal matters. Paul is General Counsel to the Massachusetts Independent Pharmacists Association. Since 2006 Paul has served as Lecturer of Pharmacy Practice at the Northeastern University, Bouvé College of Health Sciences, School of Pharmacy in Boston, Massachusetts as the sole instructor in Pharmacy Jurisprudence. Paul lectures extensively on the topic of Pharmacy Law for pharmacy continuing education purposes. He is also a licensed registered pharmacist.
Paul earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree, Cum Laude, from the Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts in 1992, and was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in December 1992. Previously, Paul earned a B.S. in Biology, High Honors, from the Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York (1985) as well as a B.S. in Pharmacy, Magna Cum Laude, from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, Boston, Massachusetts (1985).
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Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. American Health Resources does not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of American Health Resources. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.




Learning Objectives-Pharmacists and Technicians
  1. Recognize ways to identify, prevent, and correct Fraud, Waste and Abuse in their working environment
  2. Explain how to report Fraud, Waste, or Abuse to the Office of the Inspector General
  3. Summarize the regulatory requirement for training and education on Fraud, Waste, or Abuse
  4. Discuss  laws pertaining to Fraud, Waste, and Abuse and their consequences
Activity Type: Knowledge Based
This activity was developed by R. Jeffrey Hedges. Mr. Hedges is a retired veteran from the U.S. Air Force with 27 years of service. He has developed and field tested software programs for the Air Force and for civilian practices. Mr. Hedges has conducted numerous seminars and continuing education presentations throughout the country, focusing on HIPAA Compliance, Accreditation, the Affordable Care Act, Healthcare Compliance, Competitive Bidding and their effect on independent healthcare facilities, pharmacies and other medical practitioners.  He is the co­author of the National Community Pharmacists Association's HIPAA Security Handbook. He has also written many articles on HIPAA Compliance, Medicare Accreditation and other federal compliance topics.

Activity Number


Release Date: Oct 15, 2014
Credit Expiration Date: Oct 15, 2017

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