SCPC Applauds Senate Finance Committee for Near Unanimous Passage of PBM Reform Package
The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC), the leading national voice for the long-term care pharmacy community, applauds the Senate Finance Committee for its strong, bipartisan passage of the Modernizing and Ensuring PBM Accountability Act, sponsored by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-Idaho).
LTC pharmacists make case to remove barriers for more home-and community-based services
Federal regulators and policy makers have increasingly coaxed long-term care patients and services to migrate more to home- and community-based settings in recent years. Now it’s time to allow long-term care pharmacists to do the same, without barriers that have been imposed by lawmakers for years, according to new study findings from the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) and healthcare analysis firm ATI Advisory.
Report Underscores Unique Role of Long-Term Care Pharmacies in Assuring Patient Safety and Improving Health Outcomes
A new report from the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) and ATI Advisory (ATI) highlights the unique role of long-term care (LTC) pharmacies in helping individuals with some of the most complex care needs in the U.S. healthcare system by providing careful, long-term medication management as well as patient and caregiver education to reduce the barriers that typically hinder use of prescription medications.
Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition Provides Second Round of Comments on Legislation to Improve Care for Dually Eligible Enrollees
The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC), the only Washington-based organization exclusively representing the interests of long-term care (LTC) pharmacies, has responded to a Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA)-led May 2023 Discussion Draft of legislation to improve care for enrollees dually eligible for the Medicare and Medicaid (dual eligibles) programs. Senators Carper (D-DE), Cornyn (R-TX), Menendez (D-NJ), Scott (R-SC), and Warner (D-VA) joined Senator Cassidy in this effort.
Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) Announces New Board Chairman, Executive Leadership Team and Board Members￼
WASHINGTON, July 26, 2022 — Brian Kramer, R.Ph., MBA, President of Forum Extended Care Pharmacy based in Chicago, Ill. will serve as the new Chairman of the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC), the Washington D.C.-based advocacy organization announced today.
New Data Show Parallels in Long-Term Care Needs between Patients Who Reside at Home and Those in Facilities
Research Reveals Substantial Unmet Health Care and LTC Needs for Those Living at Home; LTC Pharmacy Services Are Essential to the Aging Population Regardless of Residence Washington, DC - As Congress debates access to important home and community-based services, new analysis of Medicare data from the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) and ATI Advisory (ATI) shows […]
SCPC’s Comment Letter on the Request for Information Regarding Reporting on Pharmacy Benefit and Prescription Drug Costs
SCPC urges the Administration to increase drug pricing transparency by collecting information from PBMs…
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 […]
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 […]