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Medicare Drug Benefit: Impact on States, and Cost Containment

This presentation outlines key Medicare Modernization Act issues for Medicaid, State Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs, other state agencies, and state employee retiree benefit plans. It also reviews Medicaid cost-containment options being considered in the states related to eligibility, benefits, unit cost, utilization, managed care, revenue enhancement and cost avoidance, and administrative efficiencies.

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NPC Asks CMS to Consider Patients’ Individual Treatment Effects In Part D Rulemaking

The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) today asked the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to consider maintaining “protected classes...
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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 Health and Human Services200 Independence...
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E.V.I.dently November 2013

MessageCER Collaborative Is Assessing Evidence and Informing Decision-MakingToday we’re faced with an ever-growing availability of health information...
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E.V.I.dently October 2013

Message from NPCWhen Health Insurance Exchange “Dust” Settles, Usable CER Will Be CriticalBy Dan LeonardOn October 1, the debut of the federal...
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Fellowship in Policy Impact of Comparative Effectiveness Research Awarded By National Pharmaceutical Council and George Washington University

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Study Quantifies Impact of Pharmaceuticals on Enhanced Productivity

(WASHINGTON, DC, August 1, 2012)–The costs to employers of chronic health conditions on employee productivity are well documented, but few studies...
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Pharmaceuticals Play Key Role in Achieving ACO Quality, Cost Goals

WASHINGTON, DC, July 18, 2012–As health care providers set up accountable care organizations (ACOs) and other value-based care programs,...
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NPC Conference to Address Questions on Ability to Share Health Research Findings Health

(Washington, DC, February 6, 2012)--To examine key issues around asymmetries, or inequalities, in communicating health information coming from the...
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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 Health and Human Services200 Independence...
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Leveling the Playing Field? Could a Landmark Decision Alter the CER Communications Landscape?

A growing chorus of voices is publicly sharing data on the effectiveness of treatment options, but one viewpoint has long been shut out of key areas...
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Living Up to Its Name? The Role of Patient-Centered Research

Anyone who has ever received bad news from his or her health care provider or held a loved one’s hand when a diagnosis was delivered can understand...
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High Stakes for Setting Research Standards

What is the cost of poorly designed research? In the comparative effectiveness arena, faulty studies could mean that consumers may make important...
YouTube Videos

Rapid-Learning Health Care Systems, Explained

Dr. Lucy Savitz, director of research and education, Institute for Healthcare Delivery Research, Intermountain Healthcare, explains rapid learning...
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How CEPAC Reviews and Disseminates Health Care Evidence

Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) President Dr. Steven Pearson describes one of his organization's main initiatives, the New England...
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AEI's Gottlieb on Ability to Communicate CER Findings

American Enterprise Institute's Dr. Scott Gottlieb discusses legal and regulatory challenges facing various health care stakeholders in their...
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The Challenges of Finding, Using Accurate Health Care & CER Information

Dr. Art Caplan, Director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania, explains that it can be challenging for patients to find...
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NPC Asks CMS to Consider Patients’ Individual Treatment Effects In Part D Rulemaking

The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) today asked the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to consider maintaining “protected classes...
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AMCP 2013 Nexus: Addressing Critical Pharmacy Issues

Specialty pharmacy, health care reform, clinical breakthroughs and research in managed care are among the featured topics at the AMCP 2013 Nexus, a...
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Catch These Upcoming Events and Publications

September was a particularly busy month, featuring a variety of health care conferences, meetings, publications, and ongoing debates about the...
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Medication Adherence: Americans Earn Poor Marks in Recent Report

We know that optimizing the use of medicine plays an important role in lowering costs and improving health outcomes. So how are our nation’s patients...

Research

Transparency in Evidence Evaluation and Formulary Decision-Making

Although the type of evidence required to make healt

2013 Comparative Effectiveness Research and the Environment for Health Care Decision-Making

NPC's 2013 survey shows that health care stakeholders have growing expectations for the use of...

Communicating About Comparative Effectiveness Research: A Health Affairs Symposium on the Issues

One of many issues connected with comparative effectiveness research is how the findings will be...

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