About the NAMCP Medical Directors Institute

NAMCP, a non-profit membership association, was established in 1991 to provide tools, education, and resources to medical directors, practicing physicians, and other healthcare professionals. The membership consists of medical directors and physicians from purchaser, plan, and provider healthcare delivery systems. NAMCP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide AMA PRA Category I creditsTM to physicians.


Mission Statement

NAMCP offers educational material, evidence-based tools, and resources to help Medical Directors from purchasers, plans, and provider systems to make effective and informed decisions. NAMCP resources help members respond to opportunities and challenges while helping improve healthcare outcomes, and ultimately the lives of members and patients.


Quick Facts

  • NAMCP was founded in 1991 to serve the interests and needs of medical directors employed by managed care organizations. NAMCP is a non-profit association run by medical directors for medical directors.
  • NAMCP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education to physicians.
  • The Journal of Managed Care Medicine (JMCM) is the official publication of NAMCP. JMCM focuses on trends in managed care. JMCM provides fact-driven research and guidance about issues that affect the delivery of managed care services and integrated patient care. By tracking trends and providing insights, JMCM is the premier journal of peer reviewed articles pertaining to medical directors in managed care medicine.
  • NAMCP keeps in contact with over 10,000 medical directors through our peer reviewed Journal of Managed Care Medicine and our weekly electronic newsletters: Managed Care e-News, Prevention, Wellness and Lifestyle e-News and the Genomics Biotech and Emerging Medical Technologies e-News.



NAMCP has three Councils. Each is managed by a volunteer board of directors comprised of medical directors from purchasers, plans, and provider systems.

The Health Management Council promotes preventive management and assessments of health, develops tools for patients and physicians that will be used to monitor and manage chronic disease, and proactively promotes patients becoming engaged participants in their personal care using their physicians as consultants or coaches. The Health Management Council consists of two centers:

  • Center for Prevention, Wellness, and Lifestyle
    • Provides a resource for standardization of preventive health guidelines
    • Provides resources and tools for medical directors and physicians to provide preventive services
    • Promotes changes in lifestyle to prevent chronic diseases
  • Center for Continuity of Care (Chronic Illness)
    • Establishes medical director resource centers on specific diseases which are to be used to stay updated on specific diseases and help network physicians and patients to improve health outcomes in chronic illness
    • Provides tools for physicians and patients to efficiently monitor and manage chronic disease and improve patient health outcomes

The Oncology Council was developed to look at issues around cancer such as health economics, benefits, survivorship, pharmacoeconomics, pharmacogenomics, prevention, and other issues.

The mission of the Genomics Biotech and Emerging Medical Technologies Council is to be a recognized leader in bringing information to the forefront that positively impacts patient outcomes by enhancing the competency of all affected stakeholders and broadening awareness of new technologies.