ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy is pleased to announce the beta rollout of SAFPhIR, AMCP's new subscription-based resource that combines intelligence on recently enacted laws and regulations affecting managed care pharmacy with expert policy analysis and high-level guidance.
AMCP's SAFPhIR ("State and Federal Pharmacy Intelligence Resource") contains many features that set it apart from other legislative and regulatory databases. These include the ability to tailor the information a user receives based on his or her state and federal priorities, and the ability to access a wealth of expert policy analysis and guidance that will make the content actionable for the entire managed care operation.
"Government affairs will certainly appreciate SAFPhIR's highly tailored, highly valuable content, but other parts of the business and industry operations also will benefit from understanding the practical implications of policy and regulatory changes," said AMCP CEO Edith A. Rosato, RPh, IOM. "There is a need in the health care marketplace for timely information on the multitude of federal and state mandates affecting managed care pharmacy and industry each year. AMCP is pleased to fill that need with SAFPhIR."
As many as 500 bills affecting managed care pharmacy are introduced every year in state legislatures, about 150 of which are signed into law. The product's web and tablet friendly application features the ability to design content feeds based on each user's unique needs. For instance, some users may only be interested in new state and federal laws and regulations affecting opioid utilization, while others may be interested in laws affecting biosimilars.
"SAFPhIR will provide users information they need to make informed decisions about their business," said Tom Donnelley, AMCP's Vice President of SAFPhIR. "If there is a new law in California that will impact pharmacy benefit management companies, for example, we will have that coupled with expert analysis to provide guidance on how to meet the letter of the law."
Attendees of AMCP Nexus 2105, Oct. 26-29, in Orlando, Fla., will get a special preview of SAFPhIR. The product is set to formally launch in early 2016, but Donnelly and the AMCP team will be seeking out beta customers who will get exclusive early access to the tool and provide input on making improvements. Beta users also will receive valuable discounts on ongoing subscriptions.
For those attending AMCP Nexus 2015, be sure to stop by booth 100 where Donnelly can answer any questions you might have of the SAFPhIR tool, or visit the website at www.safphir.com.
AMCP is a professional association of pharmacists and other practitioners who serve society by the application of sound medication management principles and strategies to improve health care for all. The Academy's 7,000 members develop a diversified range of clinical, educational and medication and business management services and strategies on behalf of the more than 200 million Americans covered by a managed care pharmacy benefit. www.amcp.org.
SOURCE Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy