SCPC Stresses Importance of Utilizing Existing LTC Pharmacies to Ensure Quick and Efficient Vaccine Delivery to LTC Patients and Health Care Workers

Organization Praises Elements of Operation Warp Speed COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Strategy, Notes Adequate Resources, Use of Existing LTC Pharmacy Infrastructure Keys to Success Washington, DC –  The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) today praised the rollout of the President’s Operation Warp Speed vaccine distribution plan while stressing the importance of using the existing long-term care read more…

SCPC Calls for Expanded Provider Relief Following HHS Announcement

Private-Pay Assisted Living Facilities May Now Apply for CARES Funding, but Essential “Behind the Scenes” Long-Term Care Pharmacies Are Still Left in Limbo Washington, DC –  The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) is encouraged by the recent announcement from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that private-pay-only assisted living facilities (ALFs) qualify read more…

SCPC Applauds Introduction of Legislation Establishing Federal Definition of Long-Term Care Pharmacy

The Long-Term Care Pharmacy Definition Act of 2020 Introduced to Establish a Clear Statutory Definition and Alleviate Current Regulatory Chaos and Jurisdictional Confusion Washington, DC – The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) today applauded the introduction of The Long-Term Care Pharmacy Definition Act of 2020, which was introduced by U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and read more…

Long-Term Care Pharmacy Leaders Request Urgent COVID-19 Relief from Congressional Leaders

Letter to Congress Requests Immediate Action to Provide Relief for LTC Pharmacies Serving Most Vulnerable Patients in Nursing Homes, Other LTC Facilities Washington, DC – Leaders from 12 of the largest long-term care (LTC) pharmacies in the country, representing more than 25% of the LTC pharmacy sector, have sent a letter to Congressional leadership requesting read more…

New Data Shows Economic Conditions Continue to Worsen for Long-Term Care Pharmacies

SCPC Letter to HHS asks for Provider Relief to Support Continued Essential Care for Vulnerable People in Nursing Homes Washington, DC – The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar highlighting new data on the worsening financial crisis that long-term care read more…

SCPC Urges CDC to Exempt Long-Term Care Patients from Opioid Guidelines

Given the unique medical needs of patients in long-term care facilities and the virtual impossibility of “doctor-shopping,” the CDC’s Opioid Guidelines must not apply to this unique population Washington, DC – Today the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) announced that it submitted a letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urging the read more…

SCPC Urges Secretary Azar to Address Conflicting Insulin Pen Policy

In a letter to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, SCPC warns that conflicting regulatory policy puts patient access at risk and threatens LTC’s good faith efforts to provide insulin pens Washington, DC –The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC), the only national organization exclusively representing the interests of long-term care read more…

SCPC Praises Medicaid Directors’ Letter to HHS Stressing Urgency of CARES Act Funding Distribution

“Fair Share” of Funds to Long-Term Care Pharmacies Needed to Sustain Nursing Home Patients’ Key Prescription Medication Needs Washington, DC – Reiterating the importance of front-line nursing home pharmacies to sustaining vulnerable seniors’ prescription medication needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) today praised a National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) read more…

Citing Threat to Seniors’ Nursing Home Care and Pandemic-Generated Economic Crisis, SCPC Letter to HHS Sec Azar Seeks LTC Pharmacy Relief Funding

America’s Key Front-Line Nursing Home Pharmacies Eligible for, Warrant HHS-Administered Aid Washington, DC – Noting front-line nursing home pharmacies provide essential medication and clinical services to the nation’s most vulnerable seniors, the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) issued a letter to Health and Human Service (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar seeking emergency relief funding to prevent read more…

CARES Act Funds Required for Economically Stressed Front-Line Nursing Home Pharmacists

SCPC: HHS Urged to Allocate Funds Necessary to Sustain Seniors’ Essential Prescription Medication Needs Washington, DC – Warning that key nursing home pharmacies providing essential medications and clinical management expertise to seniors in nursing homes risk widespread business failure if worsening economic circumstances continue, the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) today said the nation’s long-term read more…

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