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 (SCPC) Announces New Board Chairman, Executive Leadership Team and Board Members￼
WASHINGTON, July 26, 2022 — Brian Kramer, R.Ph., MBA, President of Forum Extended Care Pharmacy based in Chicago, Ill. will serve as the new Chairman of the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC), the Washington D.C.-based advocacy organization announced today.
Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition Provides Comments on the Food and Drug Administration’s Proposed Opioid Mail-Back Notice
The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) has submitted a comment letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the agency’s notice of a policy to require that pharmacies include a “mail-back” envelope with every prescription dispensed in an outpatient setting. The notice, which is not a formal proposal to change existing policy, concerns a policy that would modify the current Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy.
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 about the impact of the Pharmacy Benefit Manager Transparency Act of 2022 on the Pharmacy Profession. He is joined by Michael Baxter, Senior Director of Regulatory Policy at APhA and Todd Eury with the Pharmacy Podcast Network. Listen here.
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