News & Updates

Pharmacy tech company partners with SCPC to bolster its advocacy agenda

McKnight’s LTC News
Parata announced last week that it’s becoming a Bronze Level Business Partnership with the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition, which represents some 350 LTC pharmacies across the U.S…Read More.

Middlemen Who Save $$ On Medicines — But Maybe Not For You

Kaiser Health News
Guess who’s back grabbing headlines? Pharmacy benefit managers — those companies that serve as middlemen in the prescription drug pipeline…Read More.

Trump prescription plan doesn’t include Medicare-negotiated pricing

McKnight’s LTC News
PBMs have come under increasing scrutiny since the president’s economic advisory council issued a February report that highlighted their dominance in senior healthcare settings…Read More.

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.

Medicare Advantage pay to jump as enrollment grows

McKnight’s LTC News
Medicare Advantage plans will receive a 3.4% uptick in federal payments in 2019. That’s nearly 90% more than the 1.84% increase proposed in February…Read More.

Lawmaker wants pharmacists to be able to disclose price of a drug

WILX 10
A Michigan lawmaker wants to give pharmacists the right to disclose the actual price they paid for a drug…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.

New Medicare Advantage rules boost payments to plans, promise drug savings

McKnight’s LTC News
Medicare Advantage plans will get 3.4% more in federal payments next year, while beneficiaries can hope for drug prices to decline…Read More.

New law removes the veil over rising prescription drug costs

Orlando Sentinel
Americans spend more per capita on prescription drugs than any other high-income country in the world. Many states have wrestled with the rising costs of these medications, particularly in Florida…Read More.

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