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E.V.I.dently December 2014

NPC MessageHave a Great Research Idea? We Might Have a Grant for That.When we hear from a wide range of health... more
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CER Tweets of the Week: CMS Proposing Rule to Improve ACOs, PCORI Funds Hepatitis C Research (December 8-12)

This week, comparative effectiveness research (CER) stakeholders tweeted news about two entities that resulted... more
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Evaluate Research Applications to Improve Healthcare Evidence and Outcomes

A guest column by Kirstin Margosian, MA, Program Associate, Engagement, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research... more
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#TBT: Recognizing Pat Adams for 33 Years of Service at NPC

Normally we’d be featuring previous research, videos or commentaries as part of our “Throwback Thursday” blog... more
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CDHPs: Challenges to Managing Workforce Health, Performance & Productivity

More employers are implementing consumer-directed health plans (CDHPs) as a way to lower their cost burden of... more
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Hepatitis C Research, PCORnet and Dissemination Activities on PCORI’s Agenda

This month the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI):Approved $50 million for up to four studies... more
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MAP to Review Quality Measures Under Consideration

The National Quality Forum’s (NQF) Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) will begin reviewing more than 200... more
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Which Plans Cover My Medicines? Will Marketplaces Be More Transparent?

Patient organizations and consumers have expressed concern about how challenging it is to determine whether... 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, DC, 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, DC (November 7, 2014)—The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) today announced that David J. Martin... 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

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
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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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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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Incorporating Patient Views Into Health Technology Assessments

David Grainger, senior director, global public policy, Eli Lilly and Company, explains that many health... more
Blog Post

CER Tweets of the Week: CMS Proposing Rule to Improve ACOs, PCORI Funds Hepatitis C Research (December 8-12)

This week, comparative effectiveness research (CER) stakeholders tweeted news about two entities that resulted... more
Blog Post

Evaluate Research Applications to Improve Healthcare Evidence and Outcomes

A guest column by Kirstin Margosian, MA, Program Associate, Engagement, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research... more
Blog Post

#TBT: Recognizing Pat Adams for 33 Years of Service at NPC

Normally we’d be featuring previous research, videos or commentaries as part of our “Throwback Thursday” blog... more
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CER Tweets of the Week: NPC Launches New RFP for Innovative Research, PCORI Opens Comment Period on Research D&I Framework & Toolkit (December 1-5)

This week, comparative effectiveness research (CER) stakeholders tweeted about research opportunities.... more

PUBLICATION

Consumer-Directed Health Plans (CDHP): Pharmacy Benefits & "Better Practices"

This nifty flip chart offers "better practices" to employers when establishing a CDHP.

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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