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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Press Releases

06/14/2021

The Provider Relief Fund’s Final Distributions Must Not Leave Out Long-Term Care Pharmacies…Again


Essential Care by Long-Term Care Pharmacies Has Been Ignored for Too Long Washington, DC - Following the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee hearing with U.S. Department…

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Press Releases

05/28/2021

SCPC Commends Swearing In of CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure


Washington, DC – In response to the swearing in of Ms. Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, the new administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services the…

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Press Releases

05/19/2021

Relief Is Due for the Pharmacies That Kept Residents Alive When Senior Communities Bore the Brunt of COVID-19


By Alan Rosenbloom You may not know long-term care pharmacies, but for the nearly 2 million Americans in nursing homes and senior living communities across…

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SCPC In the News

12/22/2020

‘Out in the Cold’: LTC Pharmacies Ask to be Matched with Vaccination Sites, Relief Funds

McKnight’s Long-Term Care News By Alicia Lasek As their businesses groan under the weight of COVID-19-related expenses, long-term care pharmacists are pressing federal officials for…

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SCPC In the News

12/18/2020

Long-Term-Care Pharmacies Seek COVID-19 Vaccine Role, Govt. Relief

Inside Health PolicyBy John Wilkerson The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition is urging the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to consider matching nursing homes…

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SCPC In the News

10/16/2020

CMS to Relax Medicare Billing Rules to Speed COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution in Nursing Homes

Skilled Nursing News By Alex Spanko | October 16, 2020 The federal government on Friday announced its intention to relax restrictions around billing Medicare for…

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Policy & Sector Insights


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

Policy & Sector Insights

03/24/2021

Long-term care staff warm up to vaccine with 94 percent increase in willingness

By Alicia LasekMcKnight’s Long-Term Care News A March survey shows a major shift in eldercare workers’ willingness to receive a coronavirus vaccination, with a 94%…

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Policy & Sector Insights

03/24/2021

COVID-19 law sparks dialogue on nursing home alternatives

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — With the memory of the pandemic’s toll in nursing homes still raw, the COVID-19 relief law is offering states…

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Policy & Sector Insights

03/22/2021

Lockdowns Led to Spikes in Depression, Weight Loss, Cognitive Decline in Nursing Home Residents

By Alex SpankoSkilled Nursing News Families of nursing home residents have spent the past year appealing to policymakers that COVID-19 lockdowns were having a significantly…

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