Long-term care groups join new pharmacy alliance

Share this article:

Two major long-term care groups have joined the Pharmacy Quality Alliance, a new government-sponsored initiative to measure and compare performance in healthcare settings.

The long-term care profession should have "a strong, proactive voice in the development and formulation of long-term care pharmacy policies," according to Bruce Yarwood, president and CEO of the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living.

Four AHCA/NCAL members will serve as pharmacy alliance representatives. They will provide input on federal and state long-term care pharmacy issues.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services introduced the pharmacy alliance in April. Besides CMS, other partners in the project include America's Health Insurance Plans, the National Community Pharmacists Association, and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores.

For more information on the Pharmacy Quality Alliance, go to .
Share this article:

More in News

Profile: AHCA's money player

Profile: AHCA's money player

If there's a prevailing theme around the hours American Health Care Association senior fellow Elise Smith keeps, it's that they are constant.

Residents cheer tractor parade

Residents cheer tractor parade

Many residents of the Oskaloosa Care Center in southern Iowa used to be farmers. They're reminded of their past by the cornfield next to the nursing home — and, once ...

No need for injury

No need for injury

Due to dynamic factors in moving residents, facilities must invest wisely in lifts, slings and batteries to make sure workers stay safe while performing transfers