Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition and ATI Advisory Share New Analysis of Medicare Beneficiaries Demonstrating Common Long-Term Care Needs Across Settings
The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) and ATI Advisory (ATI) have released a new analysis finding that 75% of Medicare beneficiaries who need long-term care (LTC) live in the community, while only 25% live in nursing homes or assisted living communities. Nearly 60% of the community-dwelling population with LTC needs also have four or more chronic conditions and fill 10 or more prescription medications a year.
Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition Provides Comments on the Food and Drug Administration’s Proposed Opioid Mail-Back Notice
The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) has submitted a comment letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the agency’s notice of a policy to require that pharmacies include a “mail-back” envelope with every prescription dispensed in an outpatient setting. The notice, which is not a formal proposal to change existing policy, concerns a policy that would modify the current Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy.
Check out SCPC CEO Alan Rosenbloom on the Pharmacy Podcast Network’s “PBM Reform Podcast”
SCPC President and CEO Alan Rosenbloom speaks with the Pharmacy Podcast Network about the impact of the Pharmacy Benefit Manager Transparency Act of 2022 on the Pharmacy Profession. He is joined by Michael Baxter, Senior Director of Regulatory Policy at APhA and Todd Eury with the Pharmacy Podcast Network. Listen here.
Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition Applauds Federal Trade Commission Vote to Investigate Pharmacy Benefit Managers, Introduction of The Pharmacy Benefit Manager Transparency Act of 2022 by Senators Grassley and Cantwell￼
The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC), the only Washington-based organization exclusively representing the interests of long-term care (LTC) pharmacies applauds the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for yesterday’s decision by to investigate Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) and the vertically integrated health care conglomerates which own them.
SCPC Applauds Introduction of the Better Care Better Jobs Act
Bill supports long-term care recipients of home and community-based (HCBS) services; long-term care pharmacies are equipped to offer high-quality care to HCBS beneficiaries. Washington, DC - The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) applauds The Better Care Better Jobs Act, a new bill that would expand Medicaid’s home and community-based services (HCBS) and increase access to high-quality long-term care services. SCPC President and […]
The Provider Relief Fund’s Final Distributions Must Not Leave Out Long-Term Care Pharmacies…Again
Essential Care by Long-Term Care Pharmacies Has Been Ignored for Too Long Washington, DC – Following the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee hearing with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra, and the recent coverage of the Provider Relief Fund’s next – and possibly final – distribution, the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]