News & Updates

Drug disposal rule sets up providers for noncompliance, groups say

McKnight’s Senior Living
The government’s apparent lack of understanding about the differing characteristics among senior living settings could put some providers “perpetually in noncompliance” with a proposed federal rule regarding the disposal of unused medications, several industry groups contend…Read More

Follow-Up To Long-Term Care Pharmacy Listening Session

The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC), one of the organizations that participated in the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) August 26, 2015 “listening session” on long-term care (LTC) pharmacy (the Listening Session), submits the following supplemental information that FDA requested to further elucidate LTC pharmacy issues and the potential impacts of FDA’s Draft Repackaging Guidance on LTC patient care…Read More

Comments on EPA Proposed Rule: Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals

We support efforts to ensure proper handling of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals (HWP) in the long- term care (LTC) setting. Our members are committed to take all reasonable steps to ensure the safety of the LTC residents that we serve and to protect the environment…Read More

PBMs Scrutinized for LTC Pharmacy Payment Practices

Pharmacy Times
Long-term care (LTC) pharmacies’ current prescription drug reimbursement model may not be sustainable, a new analysis suggests…Read More

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…

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