In Advance of Trump Drug Pricing Speech, National LTC Pharmacy Advocacy Group Praises Administration for Driving Reform Discussion

Says HHS Sec. Azar, CMS Administrator Verma, FDA Commissioner Gottlieb
Spur Important Transparency Debate…Read More.

Atlanta Eldercare Entrepreneur Tapped as New Chair of DC-Based Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC)

Fred Burke, Co-founder and President of Guardian Pharmacy Services, LLC to Serve as LTC Pharmacy Advocacy Group’s Third Chairman Since 2014 Founding…Read More.

SCPC Praises CMS Recognition of Unique Characteristics of LTC Patient Population

Opioid Provisions Reflect Distinct LTC Patient Needs, Tight LTC Pharmacy Control Measures…Read More.

Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition Response to the Healthcare Transparency Initiative

The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) applauds your leadership and efforts to seek common sense approaches and bring greater transparency to the nation’s health care system. …Read More

National LTC Pharmacy Advocacy Group: Cigna/Express Scripts Deal Heightens Salience of Gottlieb Comments Regarding PBMs and “Rigged Payment Schemes”

“Rapidly accelerating vertical and horizontal integration and growing secrecy threaten nation’s commitment to free and fair markets” – DoJ Should Reject Cigna/Express Scripts and Aetna/CVS Health…Read More.

SCPC Applauds FDA Commissioner Gottlieb’s Comments Saying PBMs Complicit in “Kabuki Drug-Pricing Constructs” and “Rigged Payment Scheme”

The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) today praised Federal Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb’s pointed comments at an annual conference of health insurers in which he charged that pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) middlemen are complicit in “Kabuki drug pricing constructs” that expose consumers to high costs and discourage needed competition…Read More.

Comment Letter to CMS on the Advance Notice of Methodological Changes for Calendar Year (CY) 2019 for Medicare Advantage (MA) Capitation Rates, Part C and Part D Payment Policies and 2019 Draft Call Letter

The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Part D provisions of the Draft Call Letter titled, “Advance Notice of Methodological Changes for Calendar Year (CY) 2019 for Medicare Advantage (MA) Capitation Rates, Part C and Part D Payment Policies and 2019 Draft Call Letter.” The Draft Call Letter includes several proposals affecting beneficiary access to medications under the program and the ability of long-term care (LTC) pharmacies to dispense those medications and provide related consultative services…Read More

SCPC Praises Bipartisan “CARA 2.0 Act of 2018″, Stresses Importance of Recognizing Urgent Medication Needs of LTC Facility-based Seniors

National Long Term Care (LTC) Pharmacy Group Urges Congress to Follow 2016 Precedent by Exempting LTC Facilities from 3-Day Dose Provision…Read More.

CVS-Aetna Merger Proposal Emblematic of Growing Arms Race to Consolidate, Control Consumer Access to Health Care, Prescription Drugs

House Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing on Drug Supply Chain Should Examine Increasingly Oligopolistic Health Care System, Efforts to Monopolize Prescription Drug Marketplace…Read More.

To help elderly patients, CMS should prohibit PBM fees – not reform them

Over just the past few years, the nation’s three largest pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) – CVS Caremark, Express Scripts and Optum Rx – have come to control more than 80% of prescriptions dispensed in America…Read more.

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