Category Archives: Long Term Care

Guardian Pharmacy Services’ Expansion Strategy is Finding Success

Guardian Pharmacy Services’ expansion strategy is finding success by leveraging the company’s local-autonomy business model.

Hospice Care and Pharmacy Growth Attracting Large Industry Stakeholders

Hospice and palliative care both offer compassionate care to patients with life limiting illnesses. But palliative care – which is always a component of hospice care – can be used as a separate area of medical practice while the patient is receiving treatment. Hospice care includes palliative care and addresses the patient’s physical, emotional, and […]

PDPM Driving Efficient Use of Data in Skilled Nursing

In July 2018, CMS finalized a new case-mix classification model, the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM), that, effective beginning October 1, 2019, will be used under the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Prospective Payment System (PPS) for classifying SNF patients in a covered Part A stay. This new reimbursement model is requiring coding changes and education […]

The Ensign Group Restructures

The Ensign Group, Inc. (Ensign), the parent company of the Ensign™ group of skilled nursing, rehabilitative care services, home health care, hospice care and senior living companies, recently announced a plan to separate its home health and hospice agencies and substantially all of its senior living businesses into a separate publicly-traded company. Upon consummation of […]

Wellfount Pharmacy Closure An Opportunity For Other LTC Pharmacies

Founded in 2006 Wellfount Pharmacy believed healthcare can be offered with higher quality and at lower cost, without compromise. Wellfount offeed a full range of medications and consulting services, directed toward a residents’ specific needs. Wellfount’s pharmacy team was focused on helping clients achieve improved resident outcomes, reduced re-hospitalizations, lower medication waste, and reduced overall costs, allowing […]