News & Insights


Find up-to-date information and news regarding important policy and industry updates affecting the long-term care pharmacy community. This page is updated regularly to include new research and federal policy impacts on this community.

Press Releases & Statements


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Releases & Statements

05/05/2022

Bring it on home: Obstacles and opportunities in bringing long-term care pharmacy services to Medicare beneficiaries living at home


By Alan Rosenbloom As anyone who has been prescribed medication knows, pharmacies play a crucial role in our health care system. This is especially true for older people, since their reliance on medications to treat their overall health care needs increases. While younger, healthier people can turn to a local retail pharmacist, people with medically […]

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Releases & Statements

04/14/2022

Health Equity and Access to LTC Pharmacy Services


Limited community access to LTC pharmacy services has implications for achieving health equity in LTC. The confluence of needs for long-term care and chronic health care services among Medicare beneficiaries who need LTC should be central to policy making. Congress and CMS should craft integrated policies that address chronic health care and LTC needs for individuals living in the community, and medication management should be central to such efforts.

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Releases & Statements

03/07/2022

SCPC Provides Comments on CMS Proposed Rule Regarding Medicare Program


Dear Administrator Brooks-LaSure: The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the CMS Proposed Rule entitled “Medicare Program: Contract Year 2023 Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Benefits Programs;” Agency Docket Number CMS-4192-P (the Proposed Rule).1 SCPC is the only Washington-based organization exclusively representing the […]

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In the News

05/03/2022

Free market is at risk because of PBM titans’ anti-competitive behaviors

Congress must thoroughly investigate the anti-competitive behaviors of these conglomerates and act accordingly. Doing so will provide better outcomes both for patients and a more competitive marketplace for unaffiliated pharmacies. By Alan Rosenbloom We’ve been here before, right? A Congress and Administration eager to talk about mysterious escalating prescription drug prices. Over the years, both […]

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In the News

02/18/2022

Senior-Care Pharmacies Oppose Pharmacy Concession Proposal

By John Wilkerson, Inside Health Policy Contrary to independent retail pharmacies, long-term care pharmacies oppose CMS’ proposal to make Part D plans give concessions they receive from network pharmacies to beneficiaries at the point of sale. Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition President and CEO Alan Rosenbloom said the proposed policy would legitimize what he called illegitimate […]

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In the News

02/01/2022

Don’t overlook management of medications in infection battle

By John Hall McKnight’s Long Term Care News Many once-waning yet still-debilitating infections are rising in numbers again, erasing some of the gains made fighting multidrug resistant organisms. Because nursing home staff were so focused on a vertical approach toward fighting the pandemic, epidemiologists are reporting increases in infections such as MRSA and Candida auris, […]

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Policy & Sector Insights


The LTC pharmacy sector is in constant change with new research, policies and news.

Policy & Sector Insights

01/07/2022

Prescription Drug Policy, 2021 And 2022: The Year In Review, And The Year Ahead

By Rachel Sachs Health Affairs This past year was filled with news in the prescription drug policy area, from the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) most controversial drug approval in many years to ongoing discussions in Congress over drug pricing reform. Through it all, the importance of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic has remained at […]

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Policy & Sector Insights

12/16/2021

Why the big questions about drug prices are rarely asked: It’s hard to do

By Fred D. Ledley STAT News Public debate over legislation to allow Medicare to negotiate the price of drugs has been dominated by stories of personal suffering caused by high drug prices, accounts of lifesaving cures provided by pharmaceutical innovations, and arguments regarding nuanced economic models of how reducing drug prices could affect government spending and pharmaceutical innovation. Big questions related […]

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Policy & Sector Insights

11/30/2021

21st Annual Transamerica Retirement Survey of Workers

A Compendium of Findings About the Retirement Outlook of U.S. Workers By Catherine Collinson, Patti Rowey, Heidi Cho Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies A Compendium of Findings About the Retirement Outlook of U.S. Workers (“Compendium”), a collaboration between nonprofit Transamerica Institute® and its Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies® (TCRS), explores the health, employment, and finances […]

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