AMCP Commends CMS for Putting a Hold on Proposed Part D Changes

For Immediate Release
 

Alexandria, Va., March 10, 2014 — The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) today issued the following statement by CEO Edith A. Rosato, RPh, IOM, in response to the decision by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to put a hold on most of its Medicare Part D proposed changes for 2015:
 
"Today is a good day for a program of undeniable success and the seniors its serves. The Academy applauds CMS for putting on hold its proposed restructuring of the Medicare Part D program, sparing millions of seniors unnecessary disruption, loss of choice and higher costs." 
  
"AMCP, along with hundreds of other Part D stakeholder organizations, successfully argued that the proposed rule would fundamentally change one of our most successful health care programs in ways that would have serious, negative consequences for millions of seniors. AMCP opposed several dropped provisions in the proposed rule related to preferred networks and "any willing providers." 
  
"We also thank our members for their tremendous contribution to helping turn the tide against this unwise proposal." 
 
Click here to read AMCP's comment letter, submitted to CMS on March 7, 2014.
 
About AMCP  
The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy is a national professional association of pharmacists and other health care practitioners who serve society by the application of sound medication management principles and strategies to improve health care for all. The Academy's nearly 7,000 members develop and provide a diversified range of clinical, educational and business management services and strategies on behalf of the more than 200 million Americans covered by a managed care pharmacy benefit. More news and information about the Academy can be found at www.amcp.org. 
 
 
For more information, please contact:
Kevin Bruns | kbruns@amcp.org 703-683-8416 ext. 656