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Managed Health Care Associates supports NCPA's LTC division

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association's long-term care division will receive significant financial support from the Managed Health Care Associates, the NCPA announced Monday.

MHA is one of the largest group purchasing organizations in the country focused on alternate site/non-acute settings with more than $5 billion in total purchasing volume to these providers, NCPA said. MHA also is an advocate for “closed door” pharmacies, which exclusively serve LTC facilities and their residents and are represented by NCPA's LTC division, which was established in October 2010.

“NCPA has achieved notable success in its advocacy efforts on behalf of community pharmacies,” MHA CEO Douglas Present said. “We are very pleased with NCPA’s stated goal of replicating those successes for independent LTC pharmacies. We are supporting NCPA’s new LTC division because of the value and potential it offers for our membership and for all LTC pharmacies.”

Added NCPA president Robert Greenwood, “We greatly appreciate MHA’s vote of confidence in this new effort. Working together, I know our organizations will help achieve many more victories for long-term care patients and pharmacies in the months and years ahead.”

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