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CMS Reverses Course on Requiring Independent Pharmacy Review


Posted on April 4, 2012 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Bufford, David W.

In a surprise reversal, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has dropped a controversial proposed regulation that would require nursing homes to hire independent pharmacists to oversee residents’ medication regimens. The proposed rule had been developed in response to the belief that relationships between long-term care providers and pharmacy suppliers could conflict... READ MORE

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