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Physician, pharmacist important players in long-term care cases: study

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Interdisciplinary teams that include a nursing home resident's physician and a pharmacist improve quality of care, a new study finds.

Pharmacist groups hail CMS delay on final short-cycle dispensing rule

Pharmacist groups hail CMS delay on final short-cycle dispensing rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Tuesday a one-year delay in the implementation of its final short-cycle dispensing rule. The rule is now set to into effect Jan. 1, 2013.

A new year brings new Medicare Part D plan options for long-term care residents

A new year brings new Medicare Part D plan options for long-term care residents

Long-term care residents should reevaluate their Medicare Part D plans for the new year. A plan should correspond to a resident's individual pharmacy-related needs.