Milestones in managed care pharmacy

November 2, 2020

There have been major achievements in managed care pharmacy’s short 50-year history. Significant milestones include establishment of the pharmacy benefit as an essential component of the U.S. health care system, launching Medicare Part D, and expanding medication therapy management services. Furthermore, managed care pharmacists have been able to ensure cost-effective use of limited health care resources while applying their unique skills to formulary management, clinical programs, benefit design, and contract negotiations. This year, 2020, caps off these milestone achievements with the 25th anniversary of AMCP’s flagship publication, the Journal of Managed Care + Specialty Pharmacy. Read more here

(Source: Milestones in managed care pharmacy. Susan Cantrell and Cynthia Reilly. Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy 2020 26:11, 1379-1383)

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