Pharmacist wary of feds relaxing nursing home vaccination process
Dec 20, 2022
While nursing home advocates like LeadingAge and the American Health Care Association lauded last week’s federal loosening of restrictions on facilities giving COVID-19 booster shots in order to increase...
Most nursing homes lack tech capacity to communicate with clinical partners
Sep 09, 2022
Fully 68% of facilities surveyed nationwide were unable to communicate electronically with external partners, including clinics, labs or pharmacies, researchers from the Columbia University School of Nursing...
HHS to LTC operators: Step up your booster clinic timelines before year ends
Dec 22, 2021
Long-term care operators should speed up plans to help residents boost their immunity before an expected COVID-19 surge hits, a federal official told virtual town hall attendees Tuesday.
AMDA aims for 25 percent meds reduction in data-sharing deprescribing campaign
May 06, 2021
AMDA is challenging industry clinicians and operators to join a push to reduce polypharmacy. Prescribing data will be collected and overall trends analyzed and shared with participants.
LTC vaccinators opt to briefly halt J&J shots while awaiting FDA guidance
Apr 14, 2021
Long-term care pharmacies and clinicians have temporarily paused their use of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID vaccine following recommendations from health officials. Guidance is needed quickly in order to...
Clinical briefs for Thursday, Feb. 4
Feb 04, 2021
Storage snafu forces some Ohio nursing homes to face possible re-vaccination … By state: CDC names pharmacies participating in federal vaccination program … New model helps predict persistent, high-dose...
White House to send COVID vaccines directly to thousands of retail pharmacies starting next week
Feb 03, 2021
More independent community pharmacies, including those that serve long-term care facilities, will soon be able to administer coronavirus vaccines, thanks to a new initiative launched by the federal government.
Experts urge providers: Start planning now to ensure extra shots of COVID-19 vaccines
Jan 21, 2021
Early this month, AMFM Nursing & Rehabilitation Centers celebrated the completion of second-round COVID-19 vaccinations at all 19 of its buildings — before many had even offered a first round and nearly...
Pharmacies to long-term care: Get in front of COVID-19 vaccination questions
Dec 07, 2020
With vaccine approval anticipated shortly, the best communicators will have the smoothest Phase 1 vaccination process, say Omnicare and PharMerica. Community pharmacies have recommendations as well.
More pharmacies able to directly bill Medicare, receive pay for SNF coronavirus vaccinations
Oct 20, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will allow Medicare-enrolled immunizers to directly bill and receive direct reimbursements from the program for vaccinating Medicare residents in skilled nursing...