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Loud and Clear: Key Takeaways from a Webinar on “Amplifying the Patient Voice” in Quality Measurement
In a Feb. 28 webinar from NPC and Discern Health, a group of diverse speakers discussed policy solutions for improving patient-reported measures in oncology value-based programs, along with a white paper on the topic.
NPC in Specialty Pharmacy Times: International Drug Pricing Index Model Could Restrict Innovation, Access
NPC President and CEO Dan Leonard says that CMS's proposal to tie American drug prices to an international pricing index undermines efforts to prioritize value and improve patient outcomes over utilization and sickness.
A new framework, developed by the Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) and supported by the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC), identified seven main areas patients encounter while seeking access to medications and the structural, financial and personal barriers patients face within each.
In response to a recent article published in Health Affairs, NPC Chief Science Officer Robert Dubois, MD, PhD, explores the potential inaccurate conclusions drawn from the study’s narrow analysis of only drug list price increases, instead of evaluating the medicines’ net prices over time.
To accelerate the ability of care management programs to use data to combat rising health care costs, while ensuring patient access to innovative treatments that can improve outcomes, NPC sponsored and participated in a two-day Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Partnership Forum, “Managing Total Cost of Care Through Medical and Pharmacy Data Integration.” Read more about discussions held at the Forum on NPC's blog.
A new study from the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) and Discern Health sheds new light on progress in making value-based reimbursement mechanisms, like accountable care, patient-centered.