SCPC Praises CMS Guidance Relaxing Face to Face Signature Requirement for LTC Pharmacy Medication Delivery to Nursing Homes

National Long-Term Care Pharmacy Advocacy Group Reports Compliance by CVS Caremark, Optum, ExpressScripts Washington, DC –The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) today thanked the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for its March 19 guidance to prescription drug plans and pharmacy benefit managers (PDPs/PBMs) urging relaxation of face to face signature requirements for long-term read more…

Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) to CMS: Development of Long Term Care (LTC)-Specific Quality Metrics Essential to Accurate Star Ratings Assessment of LTC Patient Care

Washington, DC – Commenting in detail regarding the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) recently Proposed Rule (“Advance Notice of Methodological Changes for Calendar Year (CY) 2021 for Medicare Advantage (MA) Capitation Rates and Part C and Part D Payment Policies – Part II”), the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) says developing long-term care read more…

National LTC Pharmacy Advocacy Group: Capping Seniors’ Out of Pocket Costs as Low as Possible Remains Key Drug Pricing Reform Objective

Washington, DC – With media attention increasingly focused upon the “inflationary rebate” facet of the Senate Finance Committee’s Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act of 2019 (S. 2543), the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) today said capping Medicare beneficiaries’ out-of-pocket costs as low as possible remains a top long-term care (LTC) pharmacy advocacy priority. “Capping Medicare read more…

National LTC Pharmacy Advocacy Group: Explosion of PBM DIR Fees Squeezes Elderly Patients and LTC Pharmacies Who Serve Them

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 19, 2020 Washington, DC – The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) today said a new analysis from XIL Consulting finding post-point-of-sale direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) transaction fees paid by pharmacies to pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) and prescription drug plans (PDPs) rose by 1600% since 2013 helps renew attention on a read more…

To Boost Transparency, SCPC Seeks to Amend Senate, House Bills to Require PBM Disclosure Data Related to Seniors Residing in LTC Facilities

Washington, DC – To better ensure the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and consumers have access to drug pricing information relevant to seniors residing in long term care (LTC) facilities, the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) today suggested that the Senate Finance Committee-introduced Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act (PDPRA) and the Lower Cost, read more…

SCPC Signed Letter in Support of S.2723 – The Mitigating Emergency Drug Shortages (MEDS) Act.

Re: S.2723 – The Mitigating Emergency Drug Shortages (MEDS) Act Dear Senator Collins and Senator Smith, The undersigned organizations are writing in support of S.2723 – The Mitigating Emergency Drug Shortages (MEDS) Act. Drug shortages have been on the rise for several years, with an estimated 210 drugs currently at risk or not readily available read more…

SCPC Praises Bipartisan House Passage of PBM Rebate Transparency Bills

Washington, DC –The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) today praised bipartisan passage of two bills in the U.S. House of Representatives to expand data disclosure from pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) middlemen as the national long term care (LTC) pharmacy advocacy group pursues one of its key goals of enhancing transparency and accountability across the entire read more…

New Video Details Long Term Care (LTC) Pharmacies’ Clinical Value to Seniors’ Care

Washington, DC – The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) today released a new video to illustrate key clinical benefits LTC pharmacies provide to seniors as well as clinical, operational, and regulatory differences from retail and mail-order pharmacies.

As Action on Senate Finance Committee Drug Pricing Bill Set to Resume, National LTC Pharmacy Advocacy Group Praises Cap on Patient Costs

Commenting on several elements of the Senate Finance Committee’s pending drug pricing bill, the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) praised the broad contours of the sweeping legislation and offered strong support for the proposed cap on Medicare Part D beneficiaries’ out-of-pocket costs…Read More

National LTC Pharmacy Advocacy Group Asks CMS to Release “Summary Data” on PBM Medicare Spread Pricing Activity

SCPC Thanks CMS for Curtailing PBM Medicaid Spread Pricing; Time for Similar Medicare Transparency…Read More.

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