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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- Formulary Development
- Good Practices for Evidence
- Health Care Quality Measures
- Health Spending
- Health Spend Management
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- Impact on Outcome & Spending
- Individual Treatment Effects & Personalized Access
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- (-) Paying for Cures
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- Real-World Data
- Real-World Evidence
- (-) Regulatory Barriers & Challenges
- Understanding Health Spending
- Utilization Management & Step Therapy
- Value-Based Contracts
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- Value Assessment
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Stakeholder perception of pharmaceutical value: A multicriteria decision analysis pilot case study for value assessment in the United States
Study shows the impact of a more holistic approach to assessing value and how it can help address gaps within conventional value assessment.
Value Assessment’s ‘Leaky Bucket’ Problem
In Health Affairs Forefront, NPC outlines the challenges in assessing the value of new treatments and proposes a framework and recommendations to ensure patient access to new therapies and continued…
Kimberly Westrich Talks Benefit Design with AJMC
NPC's Vice President of Health Services Research, Kimberly Westrich, MA, discusses how the healthcare system can incentivize high-value care.
Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities: Ignoring Inequitable Benefit Design Is Not an Option
In a new commentary published in BenefitsPro, Kimberly Westrich, NPC Vice President for Health Services Research, and Bruce Sherman, MD, medical advisor for the National Alliance of Healthcare…
Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis: A Way to Put Patient Concerns Front and Center in Value Assessment?
NHC and NPC released a white paper outlining multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA), an approach to value assessment that may more holistically address patients’ concerns, experiences and treatment…
How Can Payers Advance Patient-reported Measures in Oncology, and Why Should We Care?
A peer-reviewed study describes the current state of patient-reported measures and patient-reported performance measures in oncology, the barriers to implementation, and actionable recommendations…
NPC Comments on CMS Best Price and Barriers to Value-Based Arrangements
NPC outlines how Medicaid Best Price poses a barrier to implementing value-based arrangements and hinders innovation in payment and delivery systems, which can make it difficult for patients to…
CMS Proposes Changes to Medicaid Best Price
CMS announced a proposal to lift some Medicaid best price restrictions, making it easier for commercial health insurers to enter into value-based payment arrangements with biopharmaceutical…
Do Patient Preferences Align with Value Frameworks? A Discrete-Choice Experiment of Patients with Breast Cancer
The study assessed patient preferences for aspects of breast-cancer treatments to evaluate the usual assumptions in scoring rubrics for value frameworks.
Underestimating the Value of an Intervention – The Case for Including Productivity in Value Assessments and Formulary Design
Research shows that including non-health care costs like productivity in value assessment frameworks can change the value assessment of interventions, impact on coverage decisions and subsequent…
New National Alliance Report Encourages Inclusion of Employer-Relevant Elements in Value Assessment
The National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions' report evaluated existing value frameworks and offers insights on the relationship between value assessment tools and the employer…
A Conversation About Cystic Fibrosis, Caregiving and Innovation
Lisa Yourman, the mother of two adult children living with cystic fibrosis and the Coalition Chair for Action CF, discusses how advances in medicine and technology are making a difference for her…
QALY Remains a Challenge, Societal Perspective Presents an Opportunity With ICER’s 2020 Value Assessment Framework
NPC evaluates the extent to which ICER's 2020-2023 value assessment framework addresses needed changes.
Women Matter in Value Assessments
Sarah Wells Kocsis explains why the Society for Women's Health Research is calling on the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review to ensure its value frameworks and assessments “reflect factors…
Value Assessments Should Encompass More Than Just Medicines
NPC submitted comments to the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review in response to its request for non-drug assessment topics, noting that value assessments should encompass more than just…
Concerns Raised About ICER’s Adapted Value Assessment Methods for High-Impact ‘Single and Short-term Therapies’
NPC outlines concerns with ICER's final adaptations to its value assessment framework for use when reviewing curative therapies.
NPC Analysis Compares, Contrasts 7 U.S. Value Assessment Frameworks
The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) today released an analysis of seven U.S. value assessment frameworks, comparing and contrasting the strengths and limitations associated with each framework…
Current Landscape: Value Assessment Frameworks
This report analyzed seven existing U.S. value assessment frameworks, comparing and contrasting the strengths and limitations associated with each framework.
Are Value Assessment Frameworks Ready for Prime Time?
An analysis from NPC, published in Value in Health, examined efforts from three organizations actively conducting value assessments.
As Value Assessments Evolve, Are They Ready for Prime Time?
This peer-reviewed study examined the evolution of the value assessment landscape in the United States.