AMCP CEO Blog: With PA so often misunderstood, perhaps we need to do a better job of explaining this tool to the general public. For example, we might provide an example of how PAs are applied to opioids as additional safeguards to ensure their appropriate use. Or how a PA might be applied to botulinum toxin to ensure the prescription is for medical, rather than cosmetic, purposes.
By AMCP CEO Susan A. Cantrell, RPh, CAE • 11/13/19
AMCP will occasionally publish highlights from AMCP and other conferences designed for those in managed care pharmacy. Highlights include summaries of select featured session and posters. Meetings published currently include AMCP Nexus 2019, AMCP's 2019 Annual Meeting, and the 2019 ACR/ERP Annual Meeting.
National Harbor, Md., Oct. 29, 2019 — AMCP Nexus 2019 will welcome nearly 2,500 managed care pharmacy professionals from across the country this week for four days of educational and networking programs focused on the “intersection of value and care.”
AMCP announced today that Phil Bongiorno has joined the organization as vice president, policy & government relations. In this role, he will oversee AMCP’s many advocacy efforts to advance managed care pharmacy principles and practices through health care legislation and regulation at both the federal and state levels.
AMCP last week gathered a group of diverse health care stakeholders to discuss the challenges and opportunities of ensuring patient access to a category of emerging therapies known as “digital therapeutics,” which have the potential to treat a wide range of diseases and medical conditions.
Partnership Forum: Participants discussed how digital therapeutics with web and designed based applications are emerging as a means to treat conditions by engaging people to improve health and wellness.