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Biodiversity and Health Care Quality: The 21st Century Challenge

Minorities comprise a growing segment of the U.S. population, but accounting for biodiversity and quality in... more
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#TBT: World Laboratory Day

As part of our “Throwback Thursday” blog series, we’re taking a look at a topic that’s currently in the news and... more
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CER Tweets of the Week: NPC Survey on Medicaid Directors’ CER Views; EU/USA CER Expectations; #HIMSS15 (April 13-17)

This week, comparative effectiveness research (CER) stakeholders welcomed data from the National Pharmaceutical... more
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CER Tweets of the Week: NPC and PCORI at AMCP 27th Annual Meeting & Expo (April 6-10)

This week, comparative effectiveness research (CER) stakeholders tweeted from the Academy of Managed Care... more
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ACOs: The Next Generation Model

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new accountable care organization (ACO) model,... more
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Designing Benefits and Payment to Complement Cost and Quality Transparency

National Pharmaceutical Council Chief Science Officer Robert W. Dubois, MD, PhD, spoke about the rapidly... more
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PCORI Approves PCORnet Project to Engage Health Systems and Seeks Industry Input on PCORnet’s Future

This month the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI):Approved up to $5 million in total costs to... more
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Biopharmaceutical Innovation and the Changing Health Care System

During the last decade, we have seen significant progress in biopharmaceutical innovation. Today, there are... more
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State Medicaid Directors Share Views on Comparative Effectiveness Research And Its Impact on Policy in National Pharmaceutical Council Survey

(Washington, DC, April 16, 2015)—A new survey conducted on behalf of the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC)... more
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Improving Patient Safety Via an Electronic Drug Alert Program In an Accountable Care Environment

Washington, D.C. (April 6, 2015)—Health information technology can play an important role in ensuring the... more
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NPC Highlights Stakeholder Views on Comparative Effectiveness Research and the Environment for Health Care Decision-Making

(Washington, DC, March 26, 2015)—A new survey of health care stakeholders reveals continued optimism that... more
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Biogen Idec and Gilead Sciences Join the National Pharmaceutical Council

Washington, D.C. (December 9, 2014)—The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) today welcomed two leading... more
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Chain Drug Review – Commentary: “Health Care Outlook for 2015”

This commentary was originally published in the January 5, 2015 issue of Chain Drug Review.By: Dan Leonard,... more
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NPC Comments on PCORI Proposal for Peer Review of Primary Research and Public Release of Research Findings

November 7, 2014Dr. Joe SelbyExecutive DirectorPatient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute1828 L St., NW, Suite... more
Commentary and Testimony Page

Healthcare Leadership Council & NPC Submit Comments to CMS on Access to Part D Data

March 7, 2014The Honorable Marilyn Tavenner, AdministratorCenters for Medicare & Medicaid ServicesU.S.... more
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NPC Comments on CMS' Proposed Changes to Protected Classes

March 7, 2014Marilyn B. TavennerAdministratorCenters for Medicare & Medicaid ServicesU.S. Department of... more
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Comparative Effectiveness Research and the Environment for Health Care Decision-Making

During a March 26, 2015 webinar, the National Pharmaceutical Council discussed the results of its annual... more
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Mind the Gap: Improving Quality Measurement in Accountable Care Systems

The National Pharmaceutical Council's (NPC) webinar, Mind the Gap: Improving Quality Measurement in Accountable... more
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Accountable Care Measures for High-Cost Specialty Care and Innovative Treatment

Tom Valuck, MD, MHSA, JD, partner, Discern Health, is a co-author of the white paper "Accountable Care Measures... more
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A Modular Approach for Quality Measurement

Tom Valuck, MD, MHSA, JD, partner, Discern Health, explains that in some cases, it may not be feasible to assess... more
Blog Post

Biodiversity and Health Care Quality: The 21st Century Challenge

Minorities comprise a growing segment of the U.S. population, but accounting for biodiversity and quality in... more
Blog Post

#TBT: World Laboratory Day

As part of our “Throwback Thursday” blog series, we’re taking a look at a topic that’s currently in the news and... more
Blog Post

CER Tweets of the Week: NPC Survey on Medicaid Directors’ CER Views; EU/USA CER Expectations; #HIMSS15 (April 13-17)

This week, comparative effectiveness research (CER) stakeholders welcomed data from the National Pharmaceutical... more
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CER Tweets of the Week: NPC and PCORI at AMCP 27th Annual Meeting & Expo (April 6-10)

This week, comparative effectiveness research (CER) stakeholders tweeted from the Academy of Managed Care... more

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Best Practices: An Electronic Drug Alert Program to Improve Safety in an Accountable Care Environment

The program described in this article highlights the critical components of Marshfield Clinic’s Drug Safety Alert Program (DSAP), which focuses on prioritizing and communicating safety issues related to medications with the goal of reducing potential adverse drug events.

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NPC Highlights Stakeholder Views on CER and the Environment for Health Care Decision-Making

“CER is meant to provide health care decision-makers with better information about treatment alternatives, and stakeholders are optimistic that these findings will be put to good use in the near future.”—NPC President Dan Leonard