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Jul 31, 2017, 10:44 ET New York Times Article on Value-Based Contracting Doesn't Tell Full Story, Says Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy

Conclusions reached in a recent New York Times article on outcomes-based contracting are premature, if not inaccurate, stated Academy of Managed...


Jul 12, 2017, 16:27 ET AMCP-Supported Bill to Create Safe Harbor for Pre-FDA-Approval Product Communications is Examined in House Subcommittee on Health Hearing

The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Health held a hearing today on the "Pharmaceutical Information Exchange (PIE) Act of...


Jun 23, 2017, 10:52 ET Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Partnership Forum Attendees Create Action Plans to Advance Value-Based Contracting

Diverse stakeholders representing managed care pharmacy, provider groups, integrated delivery systems and the biopharmaceutical industry this week...


Jun 05, 2017, 11:19 ET Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy (JMCP) Supplement Examines Frameworks for Assessing Value of Oncology Treatments

To address escalating drug costs, health care payers increasingly are adopting benefit designs that aim to identify and pay for medications based...


May 01, 2017, 16:16 ET Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Releases Multi-Stakeholder Findings to Drive Value and Outcomes in Oncology

Increased collaboration, improved decision-making support tools and greater use of value-based contracting are among the recommendations to address...


Apr 10, 2017, 16:48 ET AMCP Applauds Introduction of the "Pharmaceutical Information Exchange (PIE) Act of 2017"

The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) commends Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY) for introducing H.R.2026, the "Pharmaceutical Information Exchange...


Mar 30, 2017, 10:00 ET Managed Care Pharmacy Leaders Are Honored at Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy/AMCP Foundation Awards Dinner

The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy and AMCP Foundation honored some of managed care pharmacy's brightest leaders last night at the Annual...


Mar 28, 2017, 16:47 ET Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Opens AMCP Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy Annual Meeting

Four thousand managed care pharmacy professionals and stakeholders from across the country have traveled to Denver, Colorado, this week for the...


Mar 08, 2017, 12:26 ET AMCP Urges Congress, Administration to Include Comprehensive Pharmacy Benefit in Reform Plan

Managed care pharmacy professionals have the expertise necessary to help lawmakers develop policies for an effective pharmaceutical benefit under...


Jan 18, 2017, 17:25 ET AMCP Praises FDA's Guidance on Communications Between Biopharmaceutical Companies and Population Health Decision Makers; Guidance Largely Aligns With AMCP Recommendations

The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) commends the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its release today of draft guidance clarifying how...


Jan 11, 2017, 12:07 ET AMCP Releases Consensus Recommendations Proposing the Creation of a Safe Harbor for Preapproval Information Exchange (PIE)

The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) has released a set of consensus recommendations to allow biopharmaceutical companies to proactively...


Dec 13, 2016, 15:00 ET AMCP CEO Praises Enactment of the 21st Century Cures Act, Highlights New Law's Major Advance Towards Value-Based Health Care System

Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) CEO Susan A. Cantrell, RPh, CAE, issued the following statement on President Obama's signing today of the...


Dec 02, 2016, 10:27 ET AMCP Addiction Treatment Advisory Group Releases Findings on Improving Treatment of Opioid Addiction

The Addiction Treatment Advisory Group (ATAG), created last year by the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP), has released detailed findings on...


Nov 18, 2016, 10:37 ET Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Launches Inaugural Forum on Driving Value and Outcomes in Oncology

The accelerating pace of oncology innovation and the complexity of cancer treatments were key themes underlying the discussion of value and...


Oct 31, 2016, 12:05 ET Pharmacy Stakeholders Release Standardized Documentation of Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Services Using SNOMED CT Codes

Pharmacy professional organizations and stakeholders today released a standardized framework for documenting medication therapy management (MTM)...


Oct 03, 2016, 13:17 ET AMCP Nexus 2016 Draws 2,300 Managed Care Professionals for Education and Policy Discussions on Top Pharmacy and Health Care Issues

 The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy today kicks off AMCP Nexus 2016 with a wide variety of educational sessions and policy discussions...


Sep 16, 2016, 14:51 ET Diverse Health Care Stakeholders at AMCP Forum Recommend Manufacturers Share Off-Label Information on Medications Awaiting FDA Approval with Health Care Decision Makers

Biopharmaceutical companies and health care decision makers would be able to more easily communicate information on products awaiting Food and Drug...


Sep 02, 2016, 13:47 ET PCORI Advisory Panels Select Two Managed Care Pharmacy Leaders Nominated by AMCP and AMCP Foundation

Two nationally recognized managed care pharmacy experts have been appointed to influential advisory panels of the Patient-Centered Outcomes...


Aug 18, 2016, 20:14 ET Pharmacy Organizations Seek Broad Stakeholder Feedback by Sept. 16 on Draft Standardized Framework for Documenting Medication Therapy Management Services Using SNOMED CT Codes

 The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP), the Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA), and the Pharmacy Health Information Technology (PHIT)...


Jul 19, 2016, 14:11 ET AMCP Partnership Forum, Navigating Innovations in Diabetes Care, Seeks Strategies to Integrate New Diabetes Treatments

 More than 30 national health care decision-makers have gathered outside of the Nation's Capital this week for an Academy of Managed Care...


Jun 28, 2016, 11:35 ET AMCP Launches Online Biosimilars Resource Center for Pharmacists, Physicians, Other Providers

The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy is proud to announce the launch of the Biosimilars Resource Center (BRC), an unbiased, policy-neutral...


Jun 24, 2016, 10:42 ET AMCP Releases Consensus Recommendations to Improve Sharing of Health Care Economic Information Used in Pharmaceutical Coverage Decisions

The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) today released a set of recommendations that would allow biopharmaceutical companies to more easily...


May 19, 2016, 14:19 ET Home Delivery of Medications Increases Likelihood of Adherence in Patients With Multiple Chronic Illnesses, Study in JMCP Finds

Seniors with multiple chronic illnesses who had medications delivered to their homes were more likely to adhere to those therapies than individuals...


Mar 03, 2016, 15:58 ET AMCP Forum Issues Recommendations for FDA Guidance on FDAMA Section 114

A diverse group of health care stakeholders participating in an Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) forum reached agreement on a wide range of...


Feb 12, 2016, 16:00 ET February's Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy Focuses on Rising Health Care Costs

 This month's issue of the Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy (JMCP) takes an in-depth look at various causes and...