Vision: Managed care pharmacy - improving health care for all.
Mission: To empower its members to serve society by using sound medication management principles and strategies to improve health care for all.
The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) is a national professional association of pharmacists, health care practitioners and others who develop and provide clinical, educational and business management services on behalf of more than 200 million Americans covered by a managed pharmacy benefit. AMCP members are committed to a simple goal: providing the best available pharmaceutical care for all patients. Some of the tasks AMCP’s more than 8,000 members perform include:
- Monitoring the safety and clinical effectiveness of new medications on the market
- Alerting patients to potentially dangerous drug interactions when a patient is taking two or more medications prescribed by different providers
- Designing and carrying out medication therapy management programs to ensure patients are taking medications that give them the best benefit to keep them healthy
- Creating incentives to control patients’ out-of-pocket costs, including through lower copayments on generic drugs and certain preferred brands
These practices, and more, aim to ensure that all patients can receive the medications they need to improve their health while at the same time keeping health care costs under control.
AMCP serves its members in many ways, including through live national conferences, online learning programs, research in peer-reviewed literature and advocacy. Each is designed with the goal of advancing professional knowledge, improving the design and delivery of pharmacy benefits, and ultimately, patient satisfaction and health outcomes.
We invite you to join us if you are a practicing pharmacist or someone who is involved in the practice of managed care pharmacy. Explore our website and learn more about what we do. Thank you.
To learn more about AMCP's history, view the materials from AMCP's 25th anniversary celebrated in 2013-14.