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Community, Long-Term Care Pharmacists Seek More Transparency From PBMs

Inside Health Policy
Community and long-term care pharmacists are pressing for more transparency in pharmacy benefit managers’ Maximum Allowable Cost lists that determine how much pharmacies are paid for generic drugs, pushing back against PBMs’ claims that transparency could lead to higher drug prices…Read More

New Avalere Health Study Reveals Substantial Variation in PDP/PBM Reimbursements for Most Commonly Prescribed Drugs in Long Term Care Settings

Washington, DC – Amid growing scrutiny of Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) pricing practices, along with increasing concern from Congress, regulators and consumer groups about the rapid pace and broader implications of U.S. health sector mergers and consolidations, the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) today released a new analysis of long term care (LTC) pharmacy transaction data…Read More

Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition Fighting for Drug Pricing Transparency

Pharmacy Podcast
Interview with Alan G. Rosenbloom, President and CEO of Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) about the Avalere Health Study: Long Term Care (LTC) Pharmacy Sector Plays Key, Growing Role in U.S. Seniors’ Care as New Payment, Delivery Models Gain Prevalence in the industry…Read More

New Avalere Health Study Details Stark Differences Between LTC and Retail Pharmacies

Washington, DC – Continuing its focus on America’s growing long term care (LTC) pharmacy sector as detailed by a new Avalere Health study, “Long-Term Care Pharmacy: The Evolving Marketplace and Emerging Policy Issues,” the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) today spotlighted the major differences between LTC pharmacies and more commonly known retail pharmacies…Read More

Proposed CMS Rule Must Change to Take Into Account Interests and Concerns of America’s Independent Long Term Care (LTC) Pharmacies

In the interest of protecting the concerns of America’s independent Long Term Care (LTC) pharmacies, the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) has submitted formal comments and proposed revisions to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) “Medicare and Medicaid Conditions of Participation for Long Term Care Facilities” Proposed Rule, 80 Fed. Reg. 42168 (July 16, 2015)…Read More

Comment Letter on CMS Medicare & Medicaid Conditions of Participation for LTC Facilities Proposed Rule

The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (“SCPC”) appreciates the opportunity to address the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) “Medicare and Medicaid Conditions of Participation for Long Term Care Facilities” Proposed Rule, 80 Fed. Reg. 42168 (July 16, 2015) (the “Proposed Rule”1). The SCPC is the national association representing independent long term care (“LTC”) pharmacies. read more…

Report: New regs are a bitter pill for LTC pharmacies

Long-Term Living
Long-term care (LTC) pharmacies handle much of skilled nursing’s medication management needs, yet most of them are struggling to survive in the age of Medicare payment reform, according to a new report from Avalere Health…Read More

Value-based payment, consolidation threaten LTC pharmacies, report claims

McKnight’s
The shift to value based payment models, drug repackaging restrictions and consolidations are among the biggest concerns for the long-term care pharmacy sector, according to report released Thursday by research firm Avalere Health and the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition…Read More

Long Term Care Pharmacy Sector Plays Key, Growing Role in US Seniors’ Care as New Payment, Delivery Models Gain Prevalence

Pharmacy Times
A new Avalere Health study of the nation’s growing long term care (LTC) pharmacy sector – the most detailed analysis since Medicare Part D was implemented in 2006 – finds LTC pharmacies playing a greater role in seniors’ clinical care as new health payment and delivery models such as Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), bundled payments and value-based purchasing proliferate amid a rapidly changing healthcare marketplace…Read More

New Avalere Health Study: Long Term Care (LTC) Pharmacy Sector Plays Key, Growing Role in U.S. Seniors’ Care as New Payment, Delivery Models Gain Prevalence

Major Structural, Regulatory and Legal Differences Between LTC and Retail Pharmacies Detailed; More Transparent Drug Pricing Can Help LTC Pharmacies Sustain High Quality SNF, ALF Patient Care Washington, DC – A new Avalere Health study of the nation’s growing long term care (LTC) pharmacy sector – the most detailed analysis since Medicare Part D was implemented read more…

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