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.
Partnership Forum: Combating rising health care costs and taking advantage of new pharmaceutical innovations to improve patient outcomes, all while lowering the total cost of care, is a challenge in today’s health care system. AMCP brought together thought leaders in September 2018 to discuss the issues and solutions needed on this key issue.
AMCP CEO Blog: A new article in Health Affairs (http://bit.ly/2BQlgo9) highlights the challenges that many health plans and payers face as spending on pharmaceuticals continues to rise. The report, which looked at total health care spending at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (HPHC) from 2011 and 2016, found that spending on pharmaceuticals had increased to a full 25% of all dollars spent.
AMCP CEO Blog: By now, it’s virtually an article of faith that the costs of pharmaceuticals are too high (and, by-the-way, so are costs of hospitalizations, MRIs, ambulance rides and many other health care interventions).