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Institutional long-term care pharmacy services provider PharMerica Corp. will pay $9.25 million to settle allegations that it solicited and received kickbacks, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday.
The shift to value based payment models, drug repackaging restrictions and consolidations are among the biggest concerns for the long-term care pharmacy sector, according to report released Thursday by research firm Avalere Health and the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition.
The American Geriatrics Society has released an updated version of the Beers Criteria, a list of medications that are potentially dangerous if prescribed inappropriately to older adults.
The current payment system for nursing home therapy is "flawed," wrote American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living President and CEO Mark Parkinson in a letter to the New York Times on Thursday.
Many seniors wrongly believe depression is normal part of aging: survey ... Hospice to pay $2.2 million to resolve false claims allegations ... Nurses council calls for action on safe staffing levels
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