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…

Front-Line Nursing Home Pharmacies, Seniors Under Their Specialized Care Warrant CARES Act Emergency Funding

Economic Stress Taking Toll on Pharmacists Responsible for Life-Saving Medication Management Washington, DC – As economic stress mounts on front-line nursing home pharmacies and pharmacists, the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) today stressed the urgency of ensuring long-term care (LTC) pharmacies receive federal relief funds from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Relief read more…

SCPC Applauds New CMS Part D Plan Guidance as Win for Nursing Home Patients, Front-Line Long-Term Care (LTC) Pharmacies Who Serve Them

New Guidance on “Prior Authorization” and “Short Cycle Dispensing” Cited Washington, DC – Calling newly-revised Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) guidance to Medicare Part D Plans (PDP) a victory for vulnerable seniors in nursing homes and the front-line long-term care (LTC) pharmacies who serve them, the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) today applauded read more…

COVID-Related Economic Distress Threatens Front-Line Nursing Home Pharmacies, Vulnerable Seniors Under Their Care

COVID-Related Economic Distress Threatens Front-Line Nursing Home Pharmacies, Vulnerable Seniors Under Their Care Economic, Regulatory Challenges Jeopardize Ongoing Viability of LTC Pharmacy Sector; Now Surveying Membership Crises, SCPC Calls on Congress and Administration to Act Washington, DC – Warning that seniors in nursing homes face undue risk of losing uninterrupted access to life-saving medications and read more…

SCPC Responds to CMS Proposed Part D Rule

Prioritize Independent Metrics for Prescription Drug Plans (PDPs) to Determine Long-Term Care (LTC) Pharmacy Payments and Appropriate Implementation of Opioid Crisis Response Washington, DC – Commenting today on a recently-released Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Proposed Rule regarding regulatory changes to key Medicare Part D provisions, the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) offered read more…

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…

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