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#TBT: Gaps in Quality Measurement & ACOs’ Effectiveness

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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E.V.I.dently February 2015

NPC MessageBiopharmaceutical Innovation and the Changing Health Care SystemDuring the last decade, we have seen... more
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CER Tweets of the Week: #HealthDataChat, UNC Calls for Abstracts for Its CER Symposium (February 16-20)

This week, comparative effectiveness research (CER) stakeholders engaged in a #healthdatachat with AcademyHealth... more
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Minding the Gaps in Quality Measurement: A Conversation With Discern Health’s Dr. Tom Valuck

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced in January that its target is to have “30% of... 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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PCORI Approves Pragmatic Studies Funding; Adopts Policy for Peer Review and Release of Research Findings

This month, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors:Approved $64.1 million... more
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CER Certificate Program Makes It Easier to Evaluate Studies Used in Health Care Decisions

Now more than ever, there is an abundance of comparative effectiveness research (CER) for health care decision-... more
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PCORI Approves Obesity-Targeted Funding Announcement; Continues To Seek Applications For Stakeholder Advisory Panels

This month, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI):Approved the development of an obesity-... more
Press Release

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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Improving Patient Outcomes and Costs in an ACO Through Comprehensive Medication Therapy Management

Washington, D.C. (December 4, 2014)—A case study published in the December 2014 issue of the Journal of Managed... more
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Eisai’s David Martin Elected as National Pharmaceutical Council’s Chairman of the Board

Washington, D.C. (November 7, 2014)—The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) today announced that David J.... more
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National Pharmaceutical Council, Discern Health Examine Accountable Care Measures for Specialty Care and Innovative Treatment

Washington, DC (October 28, 2014)— Measuring the quality and cost of health care is an integral part of... 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
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
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
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Why are quality measures important? We asked health care thought leaders to tell us why.

Quality measurement, tied to financial incentives, is one of many approaches accountable care programs are using... more
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Access to Specialty Medications & Value-Based Insurance Design

Specialty medications have been making health care headlines because of their effectiveness and higher costs.... 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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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: Gaps in Quality Measurement & ACOs’ Effectiveness

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

Minding the Gaps in Quality Measurement: A Conversation With Discern Health’s Dr. Tom Valuck

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced in January that its target is to have “30% of... more
Blog Post

CER Tweets of the Week: #HealthDataChat, UNC Calls for Abstracts for Its CER Symposium (February 16-20)

This week, comparative effectiveness research (CER) stakeholders engaged in a #healthdatachat with AcademyHealth... more
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Fifth Annual Survey on CER & Health Care Decision-Making: What Can We Expect This Year?

Every year since 2011, we’ve been keeping our finger on the pulse of health care stakeholders to gauge their... more

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Best Practices: Improving Patient Outcomes and Costs in an ACO Through Comprehensive Medication Therapy Management

This case study explores the important role that pharmacists can play in ensuring the optimal use of pharmaceuticals and improving patient outcomes in an ACO.

NEWS

Biogen Idec and Gilead Sciences Join NPC

“We’re excited to add these two innovative companies to our membership roster and welcome their perspective on our board of directors.”—NPC President Dan Leonard