In a previous blog post, I discussed the changes long-term care facilities (LTC) will need to adapt to as we move towards an ACO model. I believe it’s crucial for LTC pharmacies and facilities to work jointly to ensure patients are receiving the best ... [Read More...]
Preparing for Short-Cycle Dispensing
To prepare LTC pharmacists for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS) short-cycle dispensing ruling, the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) held a short-cycle dispensing forum last week in Dallas, Texas. Our customer, Robin ... [Read More...]
Working as a Team: Long-Term Care Pharmacies and Facilities
I was in Las Vegas a couple weeks ago attending the 2011 ASCP Spring Conference. One of the big themes at the conference was the importance of long-term care (LTC) pharmacies and facilities working more closely together to improve patient outcomes and ... [Read More...]
Should Long Term Care Facilities be part of ACOs?
Some wonder if long-term care facilities (LTC) should be part of ACOs. CMS recently issued proposed guidelines for ACOs, and LTC facilities. According to an article in McKnight’s, LTC facilities are integral to ACOs. The article, “Nursing homes must be a ... [Read More...]