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 6,000 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; and
- 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.
2011-2012 Year in Review
The Academy’s 2011–2012 Year in Review describes what the organization has achieved over the past 12 months relative to the six focus areas of the Academy’s Strategic Plan. Read More »
2013 Elections and Bylaws Vote
Information on AMCP's Board of Directors elections to be held January/February 2013. AMCP voting members will also be voting on necessary bylaws changes.
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AMCP 2013-14 Board of Directors
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AMCP 25th Anniversary
The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy is the national professional society dedicated to the concept and practice of pharmaceutical care in managed health care environments. Read More »
AMCP Bylaws - March 5 2013
AMCP BYLAWSAdopted February 26, 2013AMCP Bylaws 1ARTICLE I: NAME AND ORGANIZATIONSection 1.1 Name — The name of the corporation is the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, a New Jersey Nonprofit Corporation (the “Corporation”).Section 1.2 Organization — The Corporation is a nonprofit corporation organized and existing un Read More »
AMCP History Overview
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AMCP Staff Directory
Assistant Director of Legislative
External Affairs Program Coordinator
Nicole R. Read More »
AMCP's Strategic Plan and Priorities
AMCP’s Envisioned Future: AMCP’s Strategic Plan identifies Strategic Priorities that will guide AMCP for the next three-to-five years. If successful, this strategic plan would move AMCP and its members to a future where managed care pharmacy is widely understood and accepted as integral to the delivery of Read More »
President's Inaugural Address
Doug Burgoyne, AMCP President's Inaugral Address 2012, Presented April 20, 2012, AMCP’s 24th Annual Meeting & Expo, San Francisco Read More »
The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy continues to invest strategically in the profession of managed care pharmacy through its five strategic priorities. Read More »
There are numerous ways to become more involved with AMCP – whether it is ongoing commitment such as committee service or a time limited opportunity such moderating an educational session at an AMCP meeting. Read More »
What is Managed Care Pharmacy?
This section discusses what managed care pharmacy is as well as common terms and practices. Read More »
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