LTC exempted from newly-passed drug bill’s ‘lock-in’ provision

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A bill passed by the Senate on Thursday is earning praise from a leading long-term care pharmacy group for exempting nursing homes from its controversial “lock-in” provision that limits Medicare beneficiaries to using one pharmacy…Read More

Independent LTC Pharmacy Advocacy Group Urges Stronger Effort on PDP Transparency in Response to CMS Draft 2017 Medicare Part D Call Letter

In response to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service’s (CMS) draft 2017 Part D Call letter, the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) urged still more rigorous efforts to ensure greater prescription drug plan (PDP) transparency in regard to Maximum Allowable Cost (MAC) pricing – despite a recent CMS initiative to do so…Read More

SCPC Comments on the CMS Draft 2017 Medicare Part D Call Letter

The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (“SCPC”) appreciates the opportunity to provide the following comments to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Service’s (“CMS”) draft 2017 Part D Call Letter, dated February 19, 2016 (the “Call Letter”)….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…

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…

Cures Releases Pharmacy Lock-In For Long-Term Care

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The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition requested and got an exemption from a provision to combat drug abuse among at-risk seniors in the Medicare program…Read More

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

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