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ACCP Report - October 2019

Announcing the 2019 ACCP-PAC PRN Challenge


Building on the College’s ongoing efforts to enhance its PAC fundraising efforts, ACCP is pleased to announce the launch of the 2019 ACCP-PAC PRN Challenge.

Consistent with the priorities set by ACCP’s strategic plan and the College’s organization-wide commitment to clinical practice transformation, ACCP’s Washington, D.C., office is focused on an advocacy effort emphasizing the integration coverage for comprehensive medication management (CMM) as part of evolving, team-based payment models within Medicare and across the spectrum of health payers.

Now, we are specifically requesting that PRN members demonstrate their commitment to the College’s advocacy priorities by contributing to ACCP’s Political Action Committee (ACCP-PAC).

Click here to contribute today!

How the Challenge Works

The ACCP-PAC PRN Challenge will determine which PRN provides the greatest PAC support. PRN members who make a PAC contribution online will be provided with an option to designate a PRN to receive credit for their contribution.

  • The Challenge will recognize two winners:
    • The PRN whose members contribute the most money in total.
    • The PRN with the highest percentage of members who contribute to the PAC.
  • Beginning in 2019, PRN PAC captains will serve as liaisons between the PAC and their PRN and help drive the fundraising effort.
  • ACCP members who belong to multiple PRNs can make multiple contributions in the name of each PRN, but only one PRN can receive credit for any single contribution.
  • Unlike contributions to the Frontiers Fund, ACCP-PAC cannot accept contributions directly from PRNs. All PAC contributions must be made by individuals from personal funds. Because of Federal Election Commission (FEC) regulations, PAC contributions are NOT deductible as charitable donations for federal tax purposes and must be made from personal funds and/or post-tax dollars.
  • To qualify for the Challenge, PRN members must contribute at least $25. The winning PRNs will be awarded coveted preferential timeslots for PRN business meetings at the next ACCP Annual Meeting.
  • The Challenge concludes October 29, 2019.
  • Please contribute online at www.accpaction.com.

We encourage PRN leaders and members to take the time to highlight the Challenge in PRN meetings and online communications to PRN members. For more information, contact John McGlew (jmcglew@accp.com or 202-621-1820).

More About ACCP-PAC

ACCP-PAC is the only means by which ACCP can provide financial support to help candidates for Congress who understand and support the College’s issues and share its vision of a team-based, patient-centered, quality-driven approach to health care delivery.

ACCP-PAC is nonpartisan and supports candidates regardless of political party affiliation. ACCP-PAC is regulated by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) based in Washington, D.C. The PAC files quarterly FEC reports declaring all PAC receipts and disbursements, which are publicly available at www.fec.gov.

Who Receives ACCP-PAC Support?

All decisions regarding financial contributions to candidates are made by the PAC Governing Council on the basis of certain established criteria:

  • Position on key health care committees in Congress.
  • Proven support for pharmacy and health care–related issues.
  • Previous health care experience.

The key health care–related committees in the House of Representatives are the Ways & Means and the Energy & Commerce committees; those in the Senate are the Finance and the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) committees.

ACCP members who contribute to the PAC may recommend candidates to receive contributions. All PAC contributor recommendations will be considered; however, not all requests may be accommodated. The ACCP-PAC Governing Council must approve all candidate contributions.

As a federal committee, ACCP-PAC can only contribute to candidates who are running for federal office (candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives or the U.S. Senate, not those running for state legislatures or in gubernatorial races).

Thank you for supporting this important initiative. For more information, visit the ACCP-PAC website at www.accpaction.com or contact John McGlew (jmcglew@accp.com).