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#TBT: Health Care Quality Has Long Been an Important Issue

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 October 2014

Message From NPC Mind the Gap: Improving Quality Measurement in Accountable Care Systems Our society is obsessed... 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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CER Tweets of the Week: Fendrick Elected to IOM, GAO Calls to Fill PCORI Methodology Committee Seat & More (October 20-24)

This week, comparative effectiveness research (CER) stakeholders tweeted about new appointments and open... more
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PCORI Continues to Hone Focus on Large, Targeted Funding Announcements; Convenes Workshop on Hepatitis C; and Further Bolsters Partnerships With Government Entities

This month the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) recently announced plans to allocate $102... more
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NPC’s Presence at AMCP Nexus 2014

The National Pharmaceutical Council’s (NPC) research was highlighted at four sessions during the Academy of... more
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The High Costs of Low Prevalence Diseases

While it’s important for employers to recognize high-prevalence health conditions (e.g., low back pain,... more
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Mind the Gap: Improving Quality Measurement in Accountable Care Systems

Our society is obsessed with quality, from the cars that we buy to the food that we eat, and the schools to... more
Press Release

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
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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
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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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: Health Care Quality Has Long Been an Important Issue

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: Fendrick Elected to IOM, GAO Calls to Fill PCORI Methodology Committee Seat & More (October 20-24)

This week, comparative effectiveness research (CER) stakeholders tweeted about new appointments and open... more
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CER Tweets of the Week: The State of Accountable Care, JAMA on PCORI’s Perspective, Real-World Impact of CER (October 13-17)

Health care stakeholders tweeted about accountable care, patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) and the real-... more
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#TBT: National Boss’ Day—Celebrating Dan Leonard’s Six Years of Leadership

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

V-BID is a key tactic payers and purchasers can use to promote access to high-value specialty medications. This report explains how.
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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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