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 fees, and it might backfire. CMS says pharmacy concessions grew 100,000% over a decade, from $8.9 million in 2010 to $9.5 billion in 2020.
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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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