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E.V.I.dently August 2014

NPC MessageHealth and Productivity Go Hand in HandClosely tied to the productivity and prosperity of our nation... more
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CER Tweets of the Week: How Effective is CER?; PCORI Funding Opportunities; Big Data in Health Care (August 18-22)

How effective is comparative effectiveness research (CER)? This week on Twitter, health care stakeholders shared... more
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#TBT: Senior Citizens Day & Individualized Pharmaceutical 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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Get To Know NPC’s New Director Of Research, Michael Ciarametaro

Michael Ciarametaro is the latest addition to the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) team, joining as our new... 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
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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
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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
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NPC Annual Stakeholder Survey: Comparative Effectiveness Research Is Important, But Impact on Health Care Decision-Making Is Still on the Horizon

(Washington, DC, May 19, 2014)—A new survey of health care stakeholders reveals continued optimism for the use... 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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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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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
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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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CER Tweets of the Week: How Effective is CER?; PCORI Funding Opportunities; Big Data in Health Care (August 18-22)

How effective is comparative effectiveness research (CER)? This week on Twitter, health care stakeholders shared... more
Blog Post

#TBT: Senior Citizens Day & Individualized Pharmaceutical 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

Get To Know NPC’s New Director Of Research, Michael Ciarametaro

Michael Ciarametaro is the latest addition to the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) team, joining as our new... more
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CER Tweets of the Week: All Things Patient (August 11-15)

This week’s comparative effectiveness research (CER) tweets revolve around patient-centric news. The Patient-... more

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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.

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 Improving Quality Measurement

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NEWS

CER Is Important, But Impact Is Still on the Horizon

“The survey provides an important look at how perceptions of CER have shifted during the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.” —NPC Director of Health Services Research Kimberly Westrich