Ten reasons why joining PCMA is vital to your company’s strategic interests:
1. SET INDUSTRY DIRECTION
PCMA’s members shape the industry’s direction and positions on a broad range of public policy issues that affect your business. No other trade group in America has more depth and influence on PBM issues.
2. JOIN INDUSTRY LEADERS
PCMA’s Membership includes PBM CEOs and other industry leaders. Becoming a PCMA Member puts you in touch with this motivated and influential group of leaders that is shaping the future of PBMs nationwide.
3. ACCESS POLICYMAKERS
PCMA has tremendous access to policymakers, regulators, health care media and other key individuals who determine the role and image of PBMs in the public policy process. Through PCMA, many PBMs are enhancing their relations with these influential people.
4. IMPACT LEGISLATION
PCMA leads industry initiatives on major legislation, and is often credited with helping Congressional leaders adopt a PBM-centered solution in the offering of Medicare drug benefits. On state issues, PCMA has spearheaded efforts to stop anti-PBM issues like anti-mail order and fiduciary.
5. SHAPE REGULATION
PCMA’s in-house staff works in tandem with the executives of our Member Companies to track and shape crucial regulations on the state and federal level. These issues range from Medicare implementation and licensure, to anti-fraud compliance and anti-counterfeiting.
6. CAMPAIGN-STYLE ADVOCACY
PCMA conducts bold public affairs initiatives including media outreach, advertising, and grassroots activities to establish a positive identity for PBMs and to put our opponents on the defensive.
7. LEGAL INITIATIVES
PCMA launches aggressive legal challenges to defend our industry from damaging laws and regulations. In the state of Maine, PCMA blocked implementation of a law that would have made PBMs fiduciaries of their clients. PCMA members help shape and drive such legal initiatives.
8. CUTTING-EDGE RESEARCH
PCMA commissions research from top academics and other highly credible sources to provide a sound empirical basis upon which to make the case for PBMs. PCMA members have the opportunity to guide the industry’s research agenda.
9. CROSS-INDUSTRY NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES
PCMA provides one-of-a-kind conference events that bring together PBM industry leaders and their partners in pharmaceutical care to explore collaborative solutions to issues such as e-prescribing, specialty pharmacy, and Medicare Implementation.
10. COST EFFECTIVENESS
All the benefits of PCMA membership come at a surprisingly affordable price.