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 Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) offered the following statement from SCPC President and CEO Alan Rosenbloom:
“Today, we have ushered in a new era for Medicare and Medicaid with the start of Ms. Chiquita Brooks-LaSure’s tenure as the administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Her background in health care runs deep—from her previous time at CMS to her work in Congress, I am confident in her expertise and leadership.
“As the only national coalition advocating for long-term care (LTC) pharmacies and their unique role in caring for senior citizens and people with disabilities, SCPC looks forward to working with Ms. Brooks-LaSure and CMS to make sure the Americans served by LTC pharmacies receive the best care and services available—no matter where they live.”
About Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition
The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) is the only national organization exclusively representing the interests of LTC pharmacies, representing 75% of the sector overall. Its members operate in all 50 states and serve 850,000 patients daily in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities across the country. Visit seniorcarepharmacies.org to learn more.
Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition and ATI Advisory Share New Analysis of Medicare Beneficiaries Demonstrating Common Long-Term Care Needs Across Settings
The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) and ATI Advisory (ATI) have released a new analysis finding that 75% of Medicare beneficiaries who need long-term care (LTC) live in the community, while only 25% live in nursing homes or assisted living communities. Nearly 60% of the community-dwelling population with LTC needs also have four or more chronic conditions and fill 10 or more prescription medications a year.
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.
SCPC Applauds House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chair James Comer for Launching Investigation into PBM Practices
The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC), the only Washington-based organization exclusively representing the interests of long-term care (LTC) pharmacies, applauds House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-KY) for launching an investigation into pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) and their tactics that are harming patient care and increasing costs for many patients.
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