LTC pharmacists make case to remove barriers for more home-and community-based services

DATE: July 25, 2023

By Adam Healy
McKnight’s Long Term Care News

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.

Their report, “The role of long term care pharmacy in supporting individuals with long-term services and supports needs,” was officially released Tuesday (July 25).

“LTC pharmacy is rarely provided at home due to longstanding policy and operational barriers,” despite the recent overall shift away from institutional care settings, report authors said.

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