AMCP urges Congress to consult its members in developing health care reform

Volunteers spoke about how managed care pharmacy professionals have the expertise to help lawmakers develop policies.
Volunteers spoke about how managed care pharmacy professionals have the expertise to help lawmakers develop policies. | Contributed image

The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy's members are urging Congress and President Donald Trump's administration to include comprehensive pharmacy benefits in any health care reform bill they attempt to pass.

During the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) annual legislative days, volunteer leaders and staff took to the offices of more than 53 representatives and senators. These volunteers spoke about how managed care pharmacy professionals have the expertise to help lawmakers develop policies for effective pharmaceutical benefit in health care reform bills in the coming weeks and months.

“The Academy’s roughly 8,000 members — including pharmacists, nurses and other health care professionals— already manage medication benefits for more than 270 million Americans,” AMCP CEO Susan Cantrell said in a statement. “We encourage lawmakers to tap this excellent resource as they consider changes to health care benefits that would affect the delivery of medications and other therapies. Our profession’s many evidenced-based practices should be a part any future care delivery model, as we have a proven track record of improving patient outcomes while ensuring the wise use of health care dollars.”

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