Partnership Forum: Participants considered the possible solutions for addressing rising costs and discussed challenges, practical steps for implementing point of sale rebates and other proposed solutions, and discussed how patient assistance programs and copay policies fit into the affordability equation. This forum will develop recommendations and possible solutions to improve price transparency, address the rising costs of medications, and help patient understand and manage drug cost.
Where We Stand: AMCP is concerned that certain co‐pay offset programs may undermine formulary development and utilization management techniques and can also increase costs for health plans and, ultimately, patients themselves.
Where We Stand: AMCP believes that a health care delivery system that is based upon a competitive marketplace will provide greater value to patients and payers than a system that is one‐size‐fits‐all that relies on centralized governmental controls and regulatory mandates.
Press Release: Health care stakeholders aiming to advance the concept of value-based care models should start with small, simple initiatives to help ease compliance and legal concerns, suggested attendees of a recent Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Partnership Forum