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NPC in Health Affairs: Payment Innovation Not Keeping Up
In a Health Affairs Blog article, NPC and MIT researchers outline how a new rule from CMS may fall short of what is needed to improve patient access to durable cell and gene therapies that target…
NPC’s Research Informs Policy Conversations
NPC's work was broadly featured in the Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy’s 12-part 25th anniversary series featuring “topics of significance” in managed care.
Are ACOs Optimizing Medication Use?
An article in JMCP revisits a 2014 NPC study that surveyed Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) readiness to optimize medication use. The Reflection article summarizes changes to the ACO policy…
Strategies to Optimize Medication Use
The Accountable Care Learning Collaborative (ACLC) hosted a webinar to discuss how value-minded organizations are integrating strategies to optimize medication use to lower costs and improve patient…
Are Value-based Arrangements the Answer We’ve Been Waiting for?
This NPC study explored the use of value-based arrangements as a mechanism for cost containment in the United States, noting the strengths and limitations of these tools.
Key Takeaways From an ISPOR Panel on Creative Financing Proposals
An expert panel was convened at the ISPOR 2019 annual meeting to discuss the need for novel payment approaches to address the challenges that accompany transformative therapies.
NPC in Specialty Pharmacy Times: Creative Financing for Innovative, Curative Therapies
States are getting creative about how they can meet the health care needs of their citizens, especially when it comes to curative treatments for conditions with a high rate of prevalence. More…
Symposium: Able to Cure, Able to Pay — Closing the Widening Gap
In Louisiana, significant prevalence of hepatitis C cases and high treatment costs has led the state to turn to an innovative idea – using a Netflix-style subscription model to pay for curative…
NPC in STAT: Paying for Curative Therapies: Our Challenges in Addressing Medicine’s Solutions
In a commentary published in STAT, National Pharmaceutical Council Executive Vice President and Chief Science Officer Robert Dubois, MD, PhD, outlines some creative thinking behind how we could…
Are Payers Ready to Address the Financial Challenges Associated with Gene Therapy?
NPC and the Analysis Group conducted market research to explore payer views of the potential roles that existing and new alternative payment approaches could play in managing the financial risk and…
Optimization of Medication Use at Accountable Care Organizations
This study assesses a broad range of factors related to how accountable care organizations optimize medication use and meet financial and quality metrics.
How Can We Improve Oncology Quality Measurement in Accountable Care?
NPC and Discern Health analyzed the current oncology quality measure landscape for 10 high-priority cancers, published in the white paper "Improving Oncology Quality Measurement in Accountable Care,"…
Missed Signals in Cancer Care: Strategies to Address Quality Measure Gaps
When it comes to designing accountable care models, the dramatically varied needs and preferences of patients with cancer can confound quality measurement, especially when compounded by increasingly…
Improving Oncology Quality Measurement in Accountable Care: Filling Gaps with Cross-Cutting Measures
According to a study, gaps in the quality measures used by accountable care programs to assess cancer care may obscure problems in care delivery and lead to missed opportunities for improvement of…
The Central Role of Physician Leadership for Driving Change in Value-Based Care Environments
This case study analyzing accountable care organizations looks at lessons learned from the implementation of the American Medical Group Foundation’s Measure Up/Pressure Down initiative.
Designing Successful Bundled Payment Initiatives
The National Pharmaceutical Council led a study that identified three principles intended to maximize the positive aspects and minimize the negative consequences of bundled payments.
Using an Electronic Medication Refill System to Improve Provider Productivity in an Accountable Care Setting
This case study highlights the critical components of Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group's electronic medication refill system that allows for a centralized team to manage all incoming prescription…
Solutions for Filling Gaps in Accountable Care Measure Sets
This peer-reviewed study, “Solutions for Filling Gaps in Accountable Care Measure Sets,” explores measurement gaps for high-priority conditions and identifies ways to improve measure sets.
Best Practices: An Electronic Drug Alert Program to Improve Safety in an Accountable Care Environment
This case study highlights the critical components of Marshfield Clinic’s Drug Safety Alert Program, which focuses on prioritizing and communicating safety issues related to medications with the goal…