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Alan Rosenbloom, AQNHC president

Preserve seniors’ access to lifesaving LTC pharmacy medication management expertise

With economic stress mounting on long-term care (LTC) pharmacies, uninterrupted access to prescription drugs for nursing home and assisted living patients is under threat. The average nursing home resident takes eight to nine prescriptions daily, and these medications are essential to their well-being. The midst of a pandemic is the wrong moment to risk ongoing…

Alan Rosenbloom

To boost transparency, amend bills to require PBM disclosure data related to seniors residing in long-term care facilities

To better ensure consumers and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have access to drug pricing information relevant to seniors residing in long term care facilities, we believe the Senate Finance Committee-introduced Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act (PDPRA) and the Lower Cost, More Cures Act of 2019 (S. 3129/H.R. 19), introduced by Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID) and…

Alan Rosenbloom, President/CEO of the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition

To help elderly patients, CMS should prohibit PBM fees – not reform them

Over just the past few years, the nation’s three largest pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) – CVS Caremark, Express Scripts and Optum Rx – have come to control more than 80% of prescriptions dispensed in America. For seniors living in the nation’s long term care (LTC) facilities, and served by LTC pharmacies, this percentage jumps to more than 90%- a true oligopoly.

Alan Rosenbloom

New ATRA cut to Medicare Part B Therapy Payments latest destabilizing blow to spector

With $9 billion in Budget Relief Act sequester cuts to the U.S. skilled nursing facility (SNF) sector now just weeks away following the latest cut of at least $600 million in Medicare Part B therapy payments after passage of the American Tax Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA), we are making it a priority this month to ensure Congress carefully reviews the cascade of budget and regulatory changes since 2009 that leaves the nation’s second largest health facility employer facing a staggering $65.6 billion in Medicare funding reductions over the next ten years.

Alan Rosenbloom

Campaign 2012 boosted importance, value of nursing home care in public policy dialogue

Despite the customary complaints about negativity and the avalanche of TV ads, the 2012 campaign was unusually substantive from the standpoint of the entitlement reform discussion because both sides were required to make their best arguments about how we as a nation will protect seniors’ Medicare funding in an era of unprecedented fiscal chaos.

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