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#TBT: National Cheeseburger Day & National Cholesterol Education Month

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 at CEVR Symposium & Vox.com on the Cochrane Collaboration (September 8-12)

This week, comparative effectiveness research (CER) stakeholders tweeted from Tufts’ Center for the Evaluation... more
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CER Tweets of the Week: Big Data, Informed Consent and What PCORI Stakeholders Really Think (September 1-5)

This week, comparative effectiveness research (CER) stakeholders tweeted about the Society for Medical Decision... more
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Health and Productivity Go Hand in Hand

Labor Day… is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of... more
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Studies Indicate Pay-for-Performance Programs Have Mixed Results

Are pay-for-performance measures hitting their marks? The results are mixed, according to a recent New York... more
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Expanding Your Horizons: Earn CE Credits With the CER Continuing Education Certificate Program

With the expected increase in the amount of comparative effectiveness research (CER), it will become more... more
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PCORI Announces Latest Round of Funding Awards

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute’s (PCORI) Board of Governors approved $54.8 million in funding... more
Press Release

Michael Ciarametaro Joins National Pharmaceutical Council as Director of Research

WASHINGTON, DC (July 31, 2014)—The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) today announced that Michael... more
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NPC Study Outlines When & How Health Decision-Makers Should Consider Individual Patient Differences

Washington, DC (July 29, 2014)—New research led by the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) can assist health... more
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Specialty Medications: Shifting the Focus From “How Much” We Spend to “How Well” We Spend

Washington, DC, June 9, 2014—As health care decision-makers grapple with how to ensure access to specialty... 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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The State of CER and the Environment for Health Care Decision Making

This month, NPC released its third annual survey on stakeholders’ views on comparative effectiveness research (... more
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Keeping Our Eye on the CER Ball

Until the cherry blossoms begin to bloom later next month, most of the water cooler conversations in Washington... more
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Consumer-Directed Health Plans

A unique survey of large employers sheds light on the strategies and best practices that they follow when... more
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Differences in Global Health Technology Assessment

David Grainger, senior director, global public policy, Eli Lilly and Company, describes how health technology... more
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Incorporating Patient Views Into Health Technology Assessments

David Grainger, senior director, global public policy, Eli Lilly and Company, explains that many health... more
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Health Technology Assessments and Specialty Medications

David Grainger, senior director, global public policy, Eli Lilly and Company, says that there are often... more
Blog Post

#TBT: National Cheeseburger Day & National Cholesterol Education Month

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 at CEVR Symposium & Vox.com on the Cochrane Collaboration (September 8-12)

This week, comparative effectiveness research (CER) stakeholders tweeted from Tufts’ Center for the Evaluation... more
Blog Post

CER Tweets of the Week: Big Data, Informed Consent and What PCORI Stakeholders Really Think (September 1-5)

This week, comparative effectiveness research (CER) stakeholders tweeted about the Society for Medical Decision... more
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It’s “Read a Book Day”! NPC Staff Share Health-Related Books They Enjoyed

Saturday, September 6 is “Read a Book Day.” To help you celebrate, we asked the National Pharmaceutical Council... more

PUBLICATION & WEBINAR

Supporting Consumer Access to Specialty Medications Through Value-Based Insurance Design (V-BID)

Join us on Monday, September 29, at 1 pm ET for a webinar where leading health and benefits experts will discuss specialty medications and the use of tactics such as V-BID by payers and purchasers as they develop their health care coverage options. Read our recent publication for more information on this topic.

EVENT

Mind the Gap: Improving Quality Measurement

Join us to examine the use of quality measures to balance financial incentives in accountable care systems, gaps in accountable care measure sets, and possible solutions for addressing these gaps.

October 30, 2014
10 am – 3:15 pm ET

 Improving Quality Measurement

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NEWS

Michael Ciarametaro Joins NPC as Director of Research

Michael will be a valuable addition to NPC’s research efforts, and he comes at an important time as we continue to explore new issues and challenges facing patients and the pharmaceutical industry.” —NPC President Dan Leonard