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AMCP Policy Digest

Policy Digest Overview

AMCP’s over 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. Pharmacists in managed health care organizations, including health plans and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), are responsible for the delivery of prescription drug benefits. It is their responsibility to ensure that the plan they design provides individual patients with appropriate drugs and drug therapies, safely, conveniently and cost-effectively. Managed care pharmacists are committed to ensuring that medications are used appropriately to improve a patient’s health.

The concise policy statements included in the AMCP Policy Digest are part of an ongoing process that documents the Academy's position on professional and practice issues. The AMCP Policy Digest will serve to aid AMCP members in describing their roles and serves as the basis for AMCP’s public policy statements. It aids in advancing AMCP’s positions to target audiences. These policy statements, approved by AMCP’s Board of Directors, cover a wide range of pharmacy and practice issues and have been derived from existing AMCP Where We Stand Position Statements, Medicare Part D Series, Concept Papers, and other policy statements.  

Policy Numbering

Each AMCP policy is assigned an in-house number, consisting of a four-digit code. The first two digits indicate the last two digits of the year in which the policy was introduced; the last two digits indicate sequential numbering for the policy in a given year. The numbering system assists AMCP in tracking and updating the policies and any revisions more efficiently. The number coding can also be used to more efficiently search through the AMCP Policy Digest for policies listed in more than one category.