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Nov 30, 2023
SCPC CEO Alan Rosenbloom appears on the AmplifyLTC Pharmacy Podcast to discuss the legislative future of LTC Pharmacies
Alan Rosenbloom, President & CEO of Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition, speaks with the AmplifyLTC Pharmacy Podcast and discusses all about the current efforts to make PBM reform a reality. In this episode, learn about the ins and outs of PBM reform, what it means for LTC pharmacy, and what your LTC pharmacy should be doing.
Oct 16, 2023
Who benefits behind the scenes from high prescription drug prices?
If there’s one thing most Americans still agree on, it’s that the ever-increasing cost of healthcare is simply unsustainable. And while there is plenty of blame to go around, one must look at who benefits behind the scenes from inflated prices — particularly for prescription medications — to really understand the root of the problem.
Sep 1, 2023
Stuck in the middle, LTC pharmacies could be dangerously squeezed by drug price negotiations
Any lower drug prices that result from White House efforts to negotiate on behalf of Medicare beneficiaries may lead to short-term gains for nursing homes, but there also could be a steep price to pay in the long-term, experts warned this week. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Tuesday announced the first 10 drugs covered by Medicare Part D that will be included in negotiations running through 2024. They are all commonly prescribed drugs that treat conditions ranging from diabetes to arthritis and heart failure.
Aug 30, 2023
Biden’s Plans to Reduce Cost of Medicare Drugs To Send Ripple Effects Through Nursing Home Industry
Following the Biden Administration’s bid this week to reduce the price of certain drugs – many of which are commonly used in nursing homes – experts are cautioning that the changes may negatively impact the bottomline of organizations in the sector. As Medicare Part D price negotiations for these drugs come into focus this week, the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC), for one, is warning that changes to Part D might cause “collateral damage” to long-term care pharmacies, the patients they serve and operator partners.
Aug 30, 2023
Long-Term Care Pharmacies Say Negotiation Hurts Them Without PBM Reform
Long-term care pharmacies say the kick-off of Medicare drug price negotiation Tuesday (Aug. 29), while well-intentioned, will inadvertently hurt them and their patients unless policy makers also move forward on pharmacy benefit manager and Part D payment reforms. “Long term care pharmacies are likely to be collateral damage,” Alan Rosenbloom, president and CEO of the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition, told Inside Health Policy.
Jul 25, 2023
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.
Jul 10, 2023
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.
Mar 24, 2023
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 the importance of advocating for PBM reform, the status of the LTC Pharmacy Definition Act, LTC Pharmacy at-home, drug pricing legislation and its implications for LTC Pharmacy, and more.
Dec 6, 2022
Let’s improve LTC pharmacy policy in the home
Across all cultures and generations, caregivers have long served an integral role supporting the health of family members’ or friends in need of long-term care (LTC). In many cases, these caregivers are unpaid individuals without formal training — often a spouse, partner, family member, friend or neighbor.