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SCPC Applauds Introduction of Legislation Establishing Federal Definition of Long-Term Care Pharmacy

The Long-Term Care Pharmacy Definition Act of 2020 Introduced to Establish a Clear Statutory Definition and Alleviate Current Regulatory Chaos and Jurisdictional Confusion Washington, DC – The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) today applauded the introduction of The Long-Term Care Pharmacy Definition Act of 2020, which was introduced by U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and read more…

America’s sickest seniors need relief

The Daily Record By William Vaughan – July 16, 2020 Spending decades in a nursing home isn’t the typical experience, but it has been mine. As a nurse, I’ve seen it all –– and from many perspectives, initially as a surveyor working for the state of Maryland, and now from a nursing home pharmacy where read more…

Long-term care pharmacy leaders call for COVID-19 relief from Congress

McKnight’s Senior Living Kimberly Bonvissuto– July 14, 2020 Leaders from 12 of the nation’s largest long-term care pharmacies sent a letter to leaders in Congress on Friday asking for $350 million in financial relief to meet challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Members of the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition, which represents 75% of the long-term care pharmacy read more…

Long-Term Care Pharmacy Leaders Request Urgent COVID-19 Relief from Congressional Leaders

Letter to Congress Requests Immediate Action to Provide Relief for LTC Pharmacies Serving Most Vulnerable Patients in Nursing Homes, Other LTC Facilities Washington, DC – Leaders from 12 of the largest long-term care (LTC) pharmacies in the country, representing more than 25% of the LTC pharmacy sector, have sent a letter to Congressional leadership requesting read more…

Column: Senior citizens rely on long-term-care pharmacies

The Columbus Dispatch By Lance Miller – July 10, 2020 Despite a recent slowdown in virus transmission and deaths, the COVID-19 pandemic is still far from over. That is troublesome news for the 1.3 million Americans living in nursing homes, which have borne the brunt of this national health emergency. Since the crisis began, more read more…

New Data Shows Economic Conditions Continue to Worsen for Long-Term Care Pharmacies

SCPC Letter to HHS asks for Provider Relief to Support Continued Essential Care for Vulnerable People in Nursing Homes Washington, DC – The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar highlighting new data on the worsening financial crisis that long-term care read more…

SCPC Urges CDC to Exempt Long-Term Care Patients from Opioid Guidelines

Given the unique medical needs of patients in long-term care facilities and the virtual impossibility of “doctor-shopping,” the CDC’s Opioid Guidelines must not apply to this unique population Washington, DC – Today the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) announced that it submitted a letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urging the read more…

SCPC Urges Secretary Azar to Address Conflicting Insulin Pen Policy

In a letter to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, SCPC warns that conflicting regulatory policy puts patient access at risk and threatens LTC’s good faith efforts to provide insulin pens Washington, DC –The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC), the only national organization exclusively representing the interests of long-term care read more…

Foresight and flexibility the keys to COVID-19 survival, top exec says

McKnight’s Long-Term Care News | May 4, 2020 By James M. Berklan As long-term care providers continue to struggle with the deadly implications of COVID-19, hesitation could be their biggest threat, says one of the profession’s top leaders. With clinical, regulatory and financial conditions shifting almost day-to-day, providers must be confident enough to devise a well-educated read more…

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…

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