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E.V.I.dently May 2015

MessageStepping Back to Look at ValueNPC President Dan Leonard explains that, like beauty, the value of health... more
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CER Tweets of the Week (May 18-22): CER Stakeholders Tweet Discussions From #ISPORPhila; Generalizing RCT Results to Wider Populations

This week, many comparative effectiveness research (CER) stakeholders attended the International Society for... more
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#TBT: Stroke Awareness Month & the Value of Investment in Health Care

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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Video Blog: Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America’s Dr. Sennett on Quality Measures

It’s common practice for consumers to read reviews before purchasing a product or hiring a service provider.... more
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Stepping Back to Look at Value

Like beauty, the value of health care is in the eye of the beholder. For payers who are challenged with covering... more
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First PCORnet Demonstration Project Approved; PCORI Plans More Stakeholder Workshops

This month, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI):Approved $14 million for the first... more
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IOM Releases New Report: Vital Signs: Core Metrics for Health and Health Care Progress

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has released a report, “Vital Signs: Core Metrics for Health and Health Care... more
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PCORI Approves More Than $120M in Funding For 34 Research Studies And Names 47 Individuals To Serve On Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Panels

This month the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI):Approved $58.5 million for five projects in... more
Press Release

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
Commentary and Testimony Page

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
Commentary and Testimony Page

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
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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
Commentary and Testimony Page

NPC Comments on CMS' Proposed Changes to Protected Classes

March 7, 2014Marilyn B. TavennerAdministratorCenters for Medicare & Medicaid ServicesU.S. Department of... more
YouTube Videos

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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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
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Quality Measurement Gaps in Accountable Care

Tom Valuck, MD, MHSA, JD, partner, Discern Health, describes both the gaps in quality measurement (e.g., outcome... more
Blog Post

CER Tweets of the Week (May 18-22): CER Stakeholders Tweet Discussions From #ISPORPhila; Generalizing RCT Results to Wider Populations

This week, many comparative effectiveness research (CER) stakeholders attended the International Society for... more
Blog Post

#TBT: Stroke Awareness Month & the Value of Investment in Health Care

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

Video Blog: Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America’s Dr. Sennett on Quality Measures

It’s common practice for consumers to read reviews before purchasing a product or hiring a service provider.... more
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CER Tweets of the Week: Remembering David Sackett, PCORI’s Selby at American Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting (May 11-15)

This week, many stakeholders in the comparative effectiveness research (CER) community paused to remember the... 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