The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) is a health policy research organization dedicated to the advancement of good evidence and science, and to fostering an environment in the United States that supports medical innovation.
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- Elements of Value
- Evidence for Decision Making
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- Health Spend Management
- High-Deductible Health Plans
- Impact on Outcome & Spending
- Individual Treatment Effects & Personalized Access
- Low-Value Care
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- Patient Centered Formulary & Benefit Design
- Patient Cost Sharing
- Paying for Cures
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- Real-World Data
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- Regulatory Barriers & Challenges
- Understanding Health Spending
- Utilization Management & Step Therapy
- Value-Based Contracts
- Value-Based Insurance Design
- Value Assessment
- Value Assessment Frameworks
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Impact of Shared Decision-Making and Patient Decision Aids on Health Care Cost and Utilization in the US: A Systematic Review
Shared decision-making and patient decision aids may reduce costs or improve utilization but not consistently across settings and diseases, according to a new systemic literature review by…
Characterizing Health Plan Evidence Review Practices
The study finds that some plans updated the evidence in their coverage policies for specialty medicines more often than others, and the type of evidence plans cited in their coverage policies…
Health Care Spending Effectiveness: Estimates Suggest that Spending Improved U.S. Health from 1996 to 2016
This research assessed the effectiveness of U.S. health care spending by comparing changes in health outcomes and found that, overall, innovations in health care are creating more cost-effective care…
Health Care Spending Guiding Principles
NPC established a set of principles to assess health care spending estimates and policies to ensure alignment with the goals of patient-centered care.
Case Study: Using Health Care Spending Guiding Principles to Evaluate "Will Reducing Drug Prices Slow Innovation"
NPC evaluated a study of drug pricing through the lens of its Health Care Spending Guiding Principles.
Patient-Centered Guiding Principles for Evaluating Health Care Spending
NPC established these principles to serve as a checklist to assess whether methods used for estimating health care spending are appropriate.
Patient-Centered Guiding Principles for Reforming Health Care to Address Rising Health Care Spending
NPC established these principles to assess health care spending policies to ensure alignment with the goals of patient-centered care.
Health Spending for Commercial Plans Is Predominantly Concentrated In Small Population of High-Intensity Consumers
NPC study finds spending on prescription drugs mirrors spending on other health care services, with a small subset of the sickest patients driving the majority of spending.
The Budget Cap Dilemma: Can You Reduce Spending and Preserve Patient Health?
National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) hosted a virtual panel discussion on state decisions to implement budget caps and the strategies, challenges, and the relevance of these decisions on patient…
Assessing Consumer and Employer Willingness to Pay for New Medical Technologies
This study examines whether health care consumers and large employers would be willing to continue to pay for new medical technologies associated with significant improvements in patient health…
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.
National Pharmaceutical Council 2018 Annual Report
2018 marked NPC’s 65th anniversary as a leader in health research and policy.
What's Been the Bang for the Buck? Cost-Effectiveness of Health Care Spending Across Selected Conditions in the US
This study was designed to assess whether increased medical intervention spending on prevalent chronic conditions has been a good investment over time.
Prioritizing Health Care Spending: Engaging Employees in Health Care Benefit Design
A case study shows that employees who are who are meaningfully engaged in deliberating and designing their health care benefits may have a more positive view of their coverage options.
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…
The Effect of Medical Technology Innovations on Patient Outcomes, 1990-2015: Results of a Physician Survey
A survey published in the Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy of U.S. physicians provides insight on their perceptions regarding which medical innovation has impacted outcomes the most…
Insurance Switching and the Mismatch Between the Costs and Benefits of New Technologies
The peer-reviewed study examined the disconnect between the short-term budget impact of a treatment and its downstream effects on payers and society.
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.