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Pharmaceutical Benefit Design: Helping Employers Understand, Assess, Select and Manage Pharmacy Benefits

This guide, produced by the National Business Group on Health’s Pharmaceutical Council, is designed to educate employers on pharmaceutical benefit design – to deepen understanding and simplify decision making, helping benefits professionals keep up with a rapidly evolving pharmaceutical industry, and maintain fair and affordable benefits.

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E.V.I.dently February 2014

Message From NPCAs PCORI Funds Head-to-Head Comparisons, Research Must Remain Meaningful, TransparentIn the years since its establishment, the...
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#TBT: Bob Costas, Presenteeism and Its Impact on Productivity

As part of our “Throwback Thursday” blog series, we’re taking a look at a research topic that’s currently in the news and tagging it with previous...
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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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NPC Welcomes Dr. Bryan Luce as PCORI Chief Science Officer

WASHINGTON, DC (April 24, 2013) The National Pharmaceutical Council today welcomed the news that the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (...
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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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New Survey Shows Employers Eyeing CER, PCORI for Health Information

Washington, DC, June 22, 2011--Employers are aware of comparative effectiveness research (CER) and its potential to answer critical questions about...
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Study Sheds New Light on the Impact of Medication Adherence, Multiple Chronic Diseases and Health Risks in the Workplace

(Chicago -- June 16, 2011) A new study suggests that while medication adherence is a critical element in reducing the impact of illness, employers...
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Comparative Effectiveness Research and the Changing Health Care Landscape

This content appeared in the January 2, 2012 print edition of Chain Drug Review. In the span of just one year, the health care landscape has...
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Medicare Part D, Adherence, and the Value of Pharmaceuticals

Before enactment of the health care reform legislation two years ago, the most significant change in the health care landscape over the past decade...
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Linking Chronic Conditions to Medication Adherence and Productivity

It's no secret that chronic disease is the major driver of health care costs in the United States, accounting for two-thirds of the rise in health...
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Comparative Effectiveness Research: What Will Employers Do With the Information?

For years now, employers have expressed concern about the cost of providing health care to their employees and its impact on the competitiveness of...
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...
YouTube Videos

Can We Bring Clarity, Consistency and Transparency to Payer Coverage Decisions?

There is a bit of a "black box" around the formulary decision-making process. As a result, decisions about treatment access are often unpredictable...
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PCORI Outlines Efforts to Engage Patients

Dr. Rachael Fleurence, Scientist,Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, outlines the many ways heragency is engaging patients and other...
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#TBT: Bob Costas, Presenteeism and Its Impact on Productivity

As part of our “Throwback Thursday” blog series, we’re taking a look at a research topic that’s currently in the news and tagging it with previous...
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NPC Webinar: Can We Bring Clarity, Consistency and Transparency to Payer Coverage Decisions?

Why are some treatments covered under a health care plan, while other treatments are not? How do payers evaluate the information needed to make...
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A Step Toward Clear, Consistent, Transparent Formulary Decisions

The process that health insurers use to determine health coverage is not always clear, making it hard for patients, providers and biopharmaceutical...
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CER Tweets of the Week (June 17-21, 2013)

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) built buzz on Twitter by launching the PCORI Engagement Awards program, which will grant...

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Transparency in Evidence Evaluation and Formulary Decision-Making

Although the type of evidence required to make healt

Imputing Productivity Gains From Clinical Trials

Researchers developed a new method to capture the impact that medicines may have on reducing the...

Comparative Effectiveness Research: Do Employers Care? What Will They Do? What About Productivity?

A survey by NPC and the Benfield Group found that one of the benefits employers are looking for...
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