News & Updates

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 read more…

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 read more…

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 read more…

Foresight and flexibility the keys to COVID-19 survival, top exec says

McKnight’s Long-Term Care News | May 4, 2020 By James M. Berklan As long-term care providers continue to struggle with the deadly implications of COVID-19, hesitation could be their biggest threat, says one of the profession’s top leaders. With clinical, regulatory and financial conditions shifting almost day-to-day, providers must be confident enough to devise a well-educated read more…

SCPC Praises Medicaid Directors’ Letter to HHS Stressing Urgency of CARES Act Funding Distribution

“Fair Share” of Funds to Long-Term Care Pharmacies Needed to Sustain Nursing Home Patients’ Key Prescription Medication Needs Washington, DC – Reiterating the importance of front-line nursing home pharmacies to sustaining vulnerable seniors’ prescription medication needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) today praised a National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) read more…

Citing Threat to Seniors’ Nursing Home Care and Pandemic-Generated Economic Crisis, SCPC Letter to HHS Sec Azar Seeks LTC Pharmacy Relief Funding

America’s Key Front-Line Nursing Home Pharmacies Eligible for, Warrant HHS-Administered Aid Washington, DC – Noting front-line nursing home pharmacies provide essential medication and clinical services to the nation’s most vulnerable seniors, the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) issued a letter to Health and Human Service (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar seeking emergency relief funding to prevent read more…

CARES Act Funds Required for Economically Stressed Front-Line Nursing Home Pharmacists

SCPC: HHS Urged to Allocate Funds Necessary to Sustain Seniors’ Essential Prescription Medication Needs Washington, DC – Warning that key nursing home pharmacies providing essential medications and clinical management expertise to seniors in nursing homes risk widespread business failure if worsening economic circumstances continue, the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) today said the nation’s long-term read more…

Front-Line Nursing Home Pharmacies, Seniors Under Their Specialized Care Warrant CARES Act Emergency Funding

Economic Stress Taking Toll on Pharmacists Responsible for Life-Saving Medication Management Washington, DC – As economic stress mounts on front-line nursing home pharmacies and pharmacists, the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) today stressed the urgency of ensuring long-term care (LTC) pharmacies receive federal relief funds from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Relief read more…

SCPC Applauds New CMS Part D Plan Guidance as Win for Nursing Home Patients, Front-Line Long-Term Care (LTC) Pharmacies Who Serve Them

New Guidance on “Prior Authorization” and “Short Cycle Dispensing” Cited Washington, DC – Calling newly-revised Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) guidance to Medicare Part D Plans (PDP) a victory for vulnerable seniors in nursing homes and the front-line long-term care (LTC) pharmacies who serve them, the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) today applauded read more…

COVID-Related Economic Distress Threatens Front-Line Nursing Home Pharmacies, Vulnerable Seniors Under Their Care

COVID-Related Economic Distress Threatens Front-Line Nursing Home Pharmacies, Vulnerable Seniors Under Their Care Economic, Regulatory Challenges Jeopardize Ongoing Viability of LTC Pharmacy Sector; Now Surveying Membership Crises, SCPC Calls on Congress and Administration to Act Washington, DC – Warning that seniors in nursing homes face undue risk of losing uninterrupted access to life-saving medications and read more…

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