Health care services provided by pharmacists are a vital part of comprehensive patient care. AMCP supports the use of payment arrangements for pharmacists that include performance-based metrics related to these health care services, on which some of the pharmacist’s reimbursement is based.
Where We Stand: AMCP believes that to provide the greatest value to Americans who need prescription drugs, market forces must effectively ensure that manufacturers of similar drugs compete with one another to establish reasonable pricing levels and maintain consumer access to needed therapies.
Where We Stand: AMCP opposes statutory and regulatory proposals that unduly restrict the ability of pharmacists working within managed care organizations from utilizing tools and services that are essential for the management of a prescription drug benefitFind out about Regulation of the Prescription Drug Benefit.
AMCP believes in competitive marketplace solutions to lower costs for Americans and recognizes the critical need to address the rising cost of prescription medications. Rebates represent a way to negotiate drug discounts and constitute an important tool to control drug costs.
AMCP supports systems and processes that allow for clinical and economic information to be shared between manufacturers and health care decision-makers proactively and in a timely manner prior to FDA approval. A proactive PIE system would expedite coverage and utilization management policies for emerging therapies, including those granted breakthrough designation, providing earlier access for appropriate patients.