To Help Patients, Reform The Drug Pricing System Don’t Impose Price Controls
Forbes- December 13, 2019 By: Wayne Winegarden Yesterday the House passed the ill-considered “Pelosi bill” that would impose draconian price controls on drugs. Ignoring the bill’s many adverse impacts, price control advocates like Speaker Pelosi appear to believe that these command and control schemes can solve the systemic health care affordability problem. But, as the 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.
As CMS Mitigates Medicaid ‘Spread Pricing’ Abuse, Time to Address Medicare Abuses
Under the leadership of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma, the Trump administration recently released key guidance mitigating pharmacy benefit managers’ abusive “spread pricing” practices in state Medicaid-managed care programs…Read More.
As CMS Curtails PBM “Spread Pricing” in Medicaid, SCPC Says Similar Medicare Abuses Require Scrutiny and Transparent Data Release
National Long Term Care (LTC) Pharmacy Group Urges CMS to Release Medicare
Spread Pricing “Summary” Data…Read More.
National LTC Pharmacy Advocacy Group Praises HELP Discussion Draft Bill, Offers Comments on Drug Pricing and PBM Transparency Recommendations
Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC), Citing Unique Nature of Elderly Patient Population, Makes Case To Include Statutory Definition of Long-Term Care Pharmacy in Draft Legislation…Read More.
National LTC Pharmacy Advocacy Group Disappointed CMS Failed to Eliminate DIR Fees
SCPC Reiterates Need to Protect LTC Pharmacy, Seniors from Unintended Consequences of Drug Pricing Reforms…Read More.