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CER Tweets of the Week: PIPC Briefing on Value Frameworks, Evidence-Based Medicine in Health Journalism (June 20-24, 2016)

Last week, comparative effectiveness research (CER) stakeholders tweeted about the Partnership to Improve... more
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Improving the Exchange of Health Care Economic Data

One area of interest to the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) and our member biopharmaceutical companies—and... more
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Formulary Restrictions May Result in Short-Term Savings, But Also Suboptimal Patient Care

Formulary benefits are generally designed with the intention of lowering costs, typically by encouraging the... more
Press Release

National Pharmaceutical Council Welcomes Mallinckrodt as Its Newest Member

(Washington, D.C., June 23, 2016) –The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) today announced that Mallinckrodt... more
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Developing and Using Value Frameworks

With the increase in the use of innovative specialty biopharmaceuticals and targeted therapies to treat broader... more
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What’s the Fuss About Evidence From Clinical Experience? Here’s Why It Matters

At a health care forum in Washington, DC, earlier this month, panelists raised concerns about the ability of the... more
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PCORI Hosts Annual Meeting & Promotes Survey

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) hosted its first annual meeting, “Progress in Building... more
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ACOs Still Facing Start-Up Struggles

Accountable care organizations (ACOs) were established as a way to reduce health care costs while improving the... more
Press Release

National Pharmaceutical Council Welcomes Mallinckrodt as Its Newest Member

(Washington, D.C., June 23, 2016) –The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) today announced that Mallinckrodt... more
Press Release

Data Can Offer Critical Insights, But Roadblocks to Data Access Persist

(Washington, D.C., April 1, 2016)—Data is key to improving health outcomes and creating efficiencies in our... more
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NPC Stakeholder Survey: Impact of Comparative Effectiveness Research On Health Care Decision-Making Still Three to Five Years in the Future

(Washington, DC, March 14, 2016)—The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) today released the results of its... more
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New Study Sheds Light on Spending Patterns for High Resource Patients

(Washington, D.C., January 29, 2016) – A small segment of the population—often the sickest patients—drive the... more
Commentary and Testimony Page

Thinking Differently About How We Assess Health Value

Health care stakeholders remain divided over how the value of health care treatments—especially medicines—should... more
Commentary and Testimony Page

NPC Comments on Revised PCORI Methodology Standards

March 28, 2016Dr. Joe SelbyExecutive DirectorPatient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute1828 L St., NW, Suite... more
Commentary and Testimony Page

NPC Comments on AMCP Format for Formulary Submission Version 4.0

Attn:  Dr. Susan Oh, PharmD, Assistant Director of Pharmacy Affairs, Academy of Managed Care PharmacyThe... more
Commentary and Testimony Page

The Importance of Evidence, Value, Access and Innovation in 2016

Last year, in our 2015 Health Care Outlook published in Chain Drug Review, I highlighted the recent announcement... more
YouTube Videos

2016 Comparative Effectiveness Research and the Environment for Health Care Decision-Making

This one-hour webinar highlights the results of NPC's annual survey of comparative effectiveness research (CER)... more
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Webinar: Risk-Sharing Agreements in the U.S.: Trends, Barriers & Prospects

Kimberly Westrich, MA, vice president, health services research, National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC),... more
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When Is Evidence Fit for Purpose? Closing Gaps Between Researchers, Payers

Despite multi-million dollar public and private investments to tap into big data and improve the evidence... more
YouTube Videos

Anthem's Dr. Malin on Clinical Care Pathways and Innovation

Could clinical care pathways help innovation? Anthem Inc.'s Dr. Jennifer Malin, medical director, oncology and... more
Blog Post

CER Tweets of the Week: PIPC Briefing on Value Frameworks, Evidence-Based Medicine in Health Journalism (June 20-24, 2016)

Last week, comparative effectiveness research (CER) stakeholders tweeted about the Partnership to Improve... more
Blog Post

Improving the Exchange of Health Care Economic Data

One area of interest to the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) and our member biopharmaceutical companies—and... more
Blog Post

Formulary Restrictions May Result in Short-Term Savings, But Also Suboptimal Patient Care

Formulary benefits are generally designed with the intention of lowering costs, typically by encouraging the... more
Blog Post

Medication Management in ACOs: Are They Ready?

Are accountable care organizations (ACOs) prepared to utilize medications to achieve the best patient health... more

PUBLICATION

Guiding Practices For Patient-Centered Value Assessment

NPC has developed 28 specific elements to guide meaningful value assessment, which are broken out into six key aspects: the assessment process, methodology, benefits, costs, evidence, and dissemination and utilization.

EVENT

NPC @ AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting

NPC will have two poster presentations, one on medication management in accountable care and the other on formulary restrictiveness.

June 26 - 28

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NEWS

Roadblocks to Data Access Persist

Data is key to improving health outcomes and creating efficiencies in our health care system, but a new study captures the policy inconsistencies and hurdles that can hinder use of publicly funded federal and state datasets.