The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists will help providers and others celebrate the vital work of long-term care pharmacists all next week. Tuesday's theme is "Spread the Word," for educating others about consultant pharmacy. On Wednesday, pharmacists and providers are charged with sharing their success stories for improving senior care. Another highlight will be Friday when pharmacists are encouraged to thank all members of their healthcare teams.
As providers struggle to operate on increasingly thin margins, close collaboration between nursing home administrators and consultant pharmacists is becoming more important, industry experts said Tuesday.
A consultant pharmacists' group has proposed a compromise on a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid recommendation that could have put independent pharmacists in nursing homes.