SCPC Applauds Unanimous House Panel Passage of 21st Century Cures Bill Recognizing Unique Challenges Facing Long Term Care (LTC) Pharmacy Patients, Providers

In praising today’s unanimous passage of 21st Century Cures legislation by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) thanked the Committee for recognizing the unique challenges facing long-term care (LTC) pharmacy patients and providers, and for including bill language exempting Part D beneficiaries in skilled nursing facilities and other settings from a proposed medication management “lock-in” provision…Read More

New SCPC Comment Letter to FDA: Repackaging Guidance Must Account for Long Term Care (LTC) Pharmacies’ Patient Safety Concerns

A new comment letter from the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requests modifications to proposed repackaging and distribution guidance as applied to long-term care (LTC) pharmacies…Read More

Revised 21st Century Cures Part D “Lock-In” Language “A Significant Step in Right Direction” for LTC Pharmacy Patients, Providers

The following is a statement from Alan G. Rosenbloom, President of the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC), commenting on newly revised language in the 21st Century Cures draft legislation as it pertains to programs to prevent prescription drug abuse under Medicare Parts C and D (the so-called “lock-in” provision)…Read More

Proposed Medicare Part D “Lock-in” Provision Problematic For Long Term Care Pharmacies, Patients

In a statement submitted for the record for today’s House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee hearing on pending “21st Century Cures” legislation, the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) said a proposed Medicare Part D “lock-in” provision contained in the new draft bill could inadvertently restrict seniors’ access to needed medications in skilled nursing facilities and other long term care facilities…Read More

New Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) Website Details LTC Pharmacy Policy Agenda

In announcing the new Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) website is now live, SCPC’s President and CEO said that among the group’s most significant objectives is to help educate lawmakers, regulators, staff and the health care policy community about the value of independent LTC pharmacies to seniors’ care, and the significant differences between the retail and long term care pharmacy sectors…Read More

SCPC Questions Applicability of Proposed Medicare Part D “Lock-in” Provision to Long Term Care Pharmacies, Patients

In joining the American Medical Association (AMA) and others in raising practical concerns about a proposed Medicare Part D pharmacy “lock-in” provision, the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) today stressed the sharp difference between retail and independent long term care (LTC) pharmacies…Read More

Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) Endorses Bipartisan Bill to Promote Medicare Pricing Transparency, Recognition of Pharmacy Costs Associated with Nursing Home Resident Care

Saying new bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Reps Doug Collins (R-GA) and Dave Loebsack (D-IA) will advance payment transparency within the Medicare prescription drug program, the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) today endorsed H.R. 244, the MAC Transparency Act…..Read More

New National Coalition Forms to Advocate Exclusively for America’s Independent Long Term Care Pharmacies, Interests of Vulnerable Seniors

A group of leading independent long-term care (LTC) pharmacies has joined to form the new Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC), dedicated to representing the legislative and regulatory interests of independent LTC pharmacies and those of the vulnerable patients they serve….Read More

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