SCPC’s Comment Letter on the Request for Information Regarding Reporting on Pharmacy Benefit and Prescription Drug Costs
Today, the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) responded to questions on data collection impacting PBMs and prescription drug costs. First, SCPC urges the Biden Administration to define long-term care (LTC) pharmacies distinctly from other pharmacies (e.g., retail, mail order, and specialty). In addition, the coalition strongly recommends the new regulation collect information on rebates, fees, and other direct and indirect renumeration (DIR)—creating more transparency into the exchanges between key entities that drive up prescription drug costs. Namely, collecting data between health insurance plans, their Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs), drug manufacturers, and pharmacies. Collecting and publicizing this information will support a broader investigation into the anti-competitive practices of major companies.
Read the full letter here.
Long-Term Care Pharmacies Applaud Promising Provider Relief Fund Announcement
HHS Recognizes LTC Pharmacies as Providers Eligible for Relief Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the next Provider Relief Fund distribution, which should include long-term care pharmacies. The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) President and CEO Alan Rosenbloom offered the following statement: “The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition […]
Federal Government Calls on Long-Term Care Pharmacies to Manage COVID-19 Booster Shots While Denying Them Resources to Do So
SCPC Urges HHS and Congress to Assure that Long-Term Care Pharmacies are Prioritized in Final Distribution of the Provider Relief Fund Washington, DC – Long-term care (LTC) pharmacies are expected to provide timely COVID-19 vaccine boosters to LTC facility residents in the coming weeks, despite the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) continued […]
Long-Term Care Pharmacy CEOs Urge Sec. Becerra to Release Provider Relief Fund Dollars, Prioritize LTC Pharmacies
Washington, DC – Today, CEOs from long-term care (LTC) pharmacies across the nation – all members of the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) – sent a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra urging him to release the next distribution from the Provider Relief Fund immediately and to prioritize […]
SCPC recently co-hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill regarding the importance of the Long-Term Care Pharmacy Definition Act
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