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Comparative Effectiveness Research Toolkit

The establishment of the nonprofit, public-private entity, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), in the new health reform law has elevated the visibility and importance of comparative effectiveness research (CER) in the health care system. But as CER takes on an increasingly influential role in informing coverage decisions and the treatments that patients receive, many questions remain about how to ensure that the comparative evidence that is developed is both scientifically valid and communicated in such a way that it can be applied appropriately.

To help you and your colleagues understand CER and some of the important questions under discussion, the National Pharmaceutical Council has developed this Comparative Effectiveness Research Tool Kit.

This CER Tool Kit includes the following materials:

Additional copies of the materials can be ordered through NPC’s website.

Newsletter Volume

E.V.I.dently: April 2016

MessageValue Assessment Through a Broader, Patient-Focused LensNPC has developed “Guiding Practices for Patient-Centered Value Assessment” to help...
Commentary and Testimony Page

NPC Comments on Revised PCORI Methodology Standards

March 28, 2016Dr. Joe SelbyExecutive DirectorPatient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute1828 L St., NW, Suite 900Washington, DC 20036 Dr. Robin...
YouTube Videos

2016 Comparative Effectiveness Research and the Environment for Health Care Decision-Making

This one-hour webinar highlights the results of NPC's annual survey of comparative effectiveness research (CER) stakeholders and includes a panel...
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E.V.I.dently January 2016

MessageThe Importance of Evidence, Value, Access and Innovation in 2016In his annual health care outlook, NPC President Dan Leonard explains why...
Press Release

NPC Comments on CMS’ Announcement to Allow Broader Access to Publicly Funded Databases

(Washington, DC, June 2, 2015)—The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) today commented on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS)...
Press Release

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...
Press Release

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)...
Press Release

Michael Ciarametaro Joins National Pharmaceutical Council as Director of Research

Washington, DC (July 31, 2014)—The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) today announced that Michael Ciarametaro has joined the health policy...
Commentary and Testimony Page

NPC Comments on Revised PCORI Methodology Standards

March 28, 2016Dr. Joe SelbyExecutive DirectorPatient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute1828 L St., NW, Suite 900Washington, DC 20036 Dr. Robin...
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...
YouTube Videos

2016 Comparative Effectiveness Research and the Environment for Health Care Decision-Making

This one-hour webinar highlights the results of NPC's annual survey of comparative effectiveness research (CER) stakeholders and includes a panel...
YouTube Videos

NHC's Boutin: Incorporating Patient Aspirations With Medical Outcomes

Marc Boutin, JD, CEO, National Health Council, says while medical outcomes are critical to patients with chronic illnesses, it's also important for...
YouTube Videos

NHC's Boutin: Measuring Health Outcomes & Patient Aspirations

Marc Boutin, JD, CEO, National Health Council, emphasizes the need to ensure that we are integrating a patient’s perspective at the time that we are...
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...
Blog Post

ASCO’s Clinical Pathways Recommendations and Remaining Challenges

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) today released its “policy statement on clinical pathways in oncology,” which acknowledges the...
Blog Post

Key Considerations for Cost Effectiveness Thresholds

While putting a price tag on the value of health care services and the life years gained is common in countries including the United Kingdom, Canada...
Blog Post

CER Tweets of the Week: JCER Editorial on Treatment Sequences in Oncology; JNCCN Discusses CER Database Analyses (December 14-18, 2015)

What were comparative effectiveness research (CER) stakeholders talking about on Twitter this week? Popular topics included the Journal of...
Blog Post

#TBT: “Talk About Your Medicines” Month & A Question Checklist for Patients

As part of our Throwback Thursday blog series, we’re taking a look at a topic that’s currently in the news and tagging it with previous research...
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2016 Comparative Effectiveness Research and the Environment for Health Care Decision-Making

NPC's sixth annual survey of stakeholder views on comparative effectiveness research (CER) and the...

Standards and Guidelines for Observational Studies: Quality Is in the Eye of the Beholder

The lack of observational study standard/guideline agreement may contribute to variation in study...

Developing Evidence that is Fit for Purpose: A Framework for Payer and Research Dialogue

A study published in the September 2015 issue of The American Journal of Managed Care introduces a...
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