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Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Installs 2012-2013 Board of Directors
Date:4/23/2012

encing and advocating for sound decision-making and appropriate use of heath care resources," she said. "The Academy has established itself and our membership as experts in using managed care pharmacy principles to improve health care for all. Now, we need to proactively and effectively establish our strengths and contributions with new audiences."

Mitzi Wasik is Director, Pharmacy Medicare Programs, Coventry Health Care. In this role, she has primary responsibilities that include the STARS initiatives, formulary management and oversight of Medicare Programs. She has previous pharmacy experience in academia, clinical practice, retail and hospital pharmacy, as well as 10 years in the Army Reserves.

In her platform statement, Wasik noted that regardless of the Supreme Court's ruling on the health care reform law, managed care pharmacy must be prepared to fulfill an important role in patient care. "New models of health care and payment systems are evolving that will demand all of our skills and a willingness to develop new ones," she said. "We will need to think differently if we wish to ensure better outcomes in Transitions of Care, the Medical Home, MTM and newer strategies." She also notes that managed care pharmacy's expertise is critical in these new models to ensure proper utilization, cost effective treatment options and overall safe medication use.

About AMCP

The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) is a national professional association of pharmacists and other health care practitioners who serve society by the application of sound medication management principles and strategies to improve health care for all. The Academy's more than 6,000 members develop and provide a diversified range of clinical, educational and business management services and strategies on behalf of the more than 200 million Americans covered by a managed care pharmacy benefit. For more information, visit '/>"/>

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