Short-Cycle Dispensing

Long-term care pharmacy association presses Congress for flat-fee prescribing

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Nearly 500 long-term care pharmacies signed a letter urging Congress to prohibit certain Medicare reimbursement practices, the Senior Care Pharmacy Alliance announced Thursday.

How to do it... medication management

The proliferation of managed care is introducing a host of new challenges for long-term care providers. Pressures have never been greater to increase quality and lower costs. Successful strategies entail excellent drug utilization and avoiding undue waste. Experts advise here how to do it best.

Short-cycle dispensing provision irks providers

Long-term care pharmacies are struggling with an Affordable Care Act provision related to short-cycle dispensing of brand name oral solid drugs, according to a recent letter from the Long Term Care Pharmacy Alliance and the National Community Pharmacists Association.

Long-term care pharmacy groups propose changes to make short-cycle dispensing more efficient, cost-effective

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Long-term care pharmacies are struggling with an Affordable Care Act provision related to short-cycle dispensing of brand name oral solid drugs, according to a recent letter from the Long Term Care Pharmacy Alliance and the National Community Pharmacists Association.

Short cycle dispense: A case study in implementation

Short cycle dispense: A case study in implementation

A new rule from CMS promises to have a tremendous impact on how long-term care pharmacy (LTCP) providers serving skilled nursing facilities will operate their businesses and serve facility residents. A case study out of New York shows how short cycle dispensing can work.

Short-cycle drug dispensing in LTC facilities will increase Medicare costs, report states

Short-cycle medication dispensing in long-term care facilities will increase costs for the Medicare program, according to a new report from a pharmacy group.

Pharmacists push for study before implementing short-cycle dispensing rule

The National Community Pharmacists Association on Tuesday called for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to collect additional data before implementing a rule that would shorten the medication dispensing cycle in long-term care facilities.