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Medicare drug pricing order could have ‘significant ramifications’ on LTC pharmacies in long run: expert

Long-term care pharmacies could soon be facing “significant ramifications in the long run” following an executive order signed by President Trump on Sunday. That directive states that the Medicare program should not pay more for Part D prescription drugs than the lowest price. More still needs to be known about possible effects, experts caution.

SNF margins cut in half, Alliance report says

With income margins decimated by Medicare and Medicaid cuts and access to capital strangled, skilled nursing facilities will be unable to care for the nation’s booming senior population unless changes are made, according to a new report from the Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care.

James M. Berklan, McKnight's Editor

Nursing home lobbying merger was a long time in coming

Almost immediately after the 2006 schism that threatened to fully tear them fully apart, some stakeholders wanted to see the Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care remain united with the American Health Care Association. Gradual Alliance attrition, combined with the effects of hard knocks from regulators and lawmakers, helped make it a reality this week.

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