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 The leading web portal for pharmacy resources, news, education and careers March 24, 2017
Pharmacy Choice - Pharmaceutical News - AMCP Urges Congress, Administration to Include Comprehensive Pharmacy Benefit in Reform Plan - March 24, 2017

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 3/20/17 - AMCP Urges Congress, Administration to Include Comprehensive Pharmacy Benefit in Reform Plan

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Managed Care Weekly Digest Managed care pharmacy professionals have the expertise necessary to help lawmakers develop policies for an effective pharmaceutical benefit under any new health care reform bill that may emerge in the weeks and months ahead. That was the key message delivered over the past two days by the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) at its Annual Legislative Days (see also Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy).

AMCP volunteer leaders and staff visited more than 53 House and Senate offices during the March 7-8 event. The visits come as Congress and the Administration start the complex process of reforming the health care system for the second time in a decade.

"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," noted AMCP CEO Susan A. Cantrell, RPh, CAE. "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."

Keywords for this news article include: Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy.

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