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NCPA urges parity for medical-at-home services

by NCPA | Feb 14, 2020

The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing last week on home health care in rural America. NCPA submitted a statement for the record outlining long-term care pharmacists' role in expanding access to at-home pharmacy services, also known as "medical at home." We urged the committee to work with CMS to issue guidance formally recognizing medical-at-home pharmacy services at the same level as other LTC services. NCPA emphasized that many LTC pharmacies provide specialized in-home care to patients, especially in underserved areas, who might otherwise be in a nursing home due to their need for extra clinical services. For more information on medical at home, please see NCPA's "Overview of Medical at Home Pharmacy Services."