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News from Friday, May 22, 2015

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Video Blog: Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America’s Dr. Sennett on Quality Measures

It’s common practice for consumers to read reviews before purchasing a product or hiring a service provider. Consumers want to know how their peers...
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CER Tweets of the Week: Remembering David Sackett, PCORI’s Selby at American Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting (May 11-15)

This week, many stakeholders in the comparative effectiveness research (CER) community paused to remember the work of the late Dr. David Sackett, who...
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Incorporating the Patient’s Voice and Experience in the Development of Quality Measures

It’s important to include the patient’s voice and experience in the development of quality measures, said National Health Council CEO Marc Boutin,...
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CER Collaborative Continuing Education Program: Same Content. Same Instructors. Two Formats. Your Choice!

The Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) Collaborative is now offering more flexibility to participate in its 19-hour continuing education...
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State Medicaid Directors Share Views on Comparative Effectiveness Research And Its Impact on Policy in National Pharmaceutical Council Survey

(Washington, DC, April 16, 2015)—A new survey conducted on behalf of the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) shows that state Medicaid directors...
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NPC Highlights Stakeholder Views on Comparative Effectiveness Research and the Environment for Health Care Decision-Making

(Washington, DC, March 26, 2015)—A new survey of health care stakeholders reveals continued optimism that comparative effectiveness research (CER)...
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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 Care & Specialty Pharmacy...
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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 accountable care, but new research from the...
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, President, National Pharmaceutical...
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 900Washington, DC 20036Dear Dr....
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 Health and Human Services200 Independence...
Commentary and Testimony Page

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 (CER), “The State of Comparative...
YouTube Videos

Comparative Effectiveness Research and the Environment for Health Care Decision-Making

During a March 26, 2015 webinar, the National Pharmaceutical Council discussed the results of its annual stakeholder survey on comparative...
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Mind the Gap: Improving Quality Measurement in Accountable Care Systems

The National Pharmaceutical Council's (NPC) webinar, Mind the Gap: Improving Quality Measurement in Accountable Care Systems, was moderated by...
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A Modular Approach for Quality Measurement

Tom Valuck, MD, MHSA, JD, partner, Discern Health, explains that in some cases, it may not be feasible to assess quality for a specific patient...
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Quality Measurement Gaps in Accountable Care

Tom Valuck, MD, MHSA, JD, partner, Discern Health, describes both the gaps in quality measurement (e.g., outcome measures, cross-cutting measures,...
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Video Blog: Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America’s Dr. Sennett on Quality Measures

It’s common practice for consumers to read reviews before purchasing a product or hiring a service provider. Consumers want to know how their peers...
Blog Post

CER Tweets of the Week: Remembering David Sackett, PCORI’s Selby at American Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting (May 11-15)

This week, many stakeholders in the comparative effectiveness research (CER) community paused to remember the work of the late Dr. David Sackett, who...
Blog Post

Incorporating the Patient’s Voice and Experience in the Development of Quality Measures

It’s important to include the patient’s voice and experience in the development of quality measures, said National Health Council CEO Marc Boutin,...
Blog Post

CER Collaborative Continuing Education Program: Same Content. Same Instructors. Two Formats. Your Choice!

The Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) Collaborative is now offering more flexibility to participate in its 19-hour continuing education...

Best Practices: An Electronic Drug Alert Program to Improve Safety in an Accountable Care Environment

A peer-reviewed study, "Best Practices: An Electronic Drug Alert Program to Improve Patient Safety...
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2015 Comparative Effectiveness Research and the Environment for Health Care Decision-Making

NPC's fifth annual survey, "Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) and the Environment for Health...
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