AMCP & AMCP Foundation have set forth a four-part research agenda that identifies and prioritizes critical evidentiary gaps in managed care pharmacy. The four research priority areas are:
1. Real world evidence to inform managed care pharmacy decision-making;
2. Value-based models in managed care pharmacy to address total cost of care;
3. Impact of benefit design or utilization management strategies on patient outcomes; and
4. Impact of direct patient care services provided by managed care pharmacy on patient outcomes.
The agenda was proposed by the AMCP/Foundation Joint Research Committee (JRC), and approved by the AMCP Board of Directors and AMCP Foundation Board of Trustees. The JRC was established in 2016 to promote and encourage the creation and dissemination of relevant and credible research and initiatives, in order to advance patient care services in managed care pharmacy. Learn more about the Committee on the AMCP website.