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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The Dollar or Disease Burden: Caps on Healthcare Spending May Save Money, but at What “Cost” to Patients?
This study assessed the potential effects of budget caps design on disease burden and cost savings to help budget decision makers understand which budget cap features minimize impact to 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…
Little Consistency in Evidence Cited by Commercial Health Plans for Specialty Drug Coverage
Evidence cited by payers in coverage decisions for specialty medicines varies significantly, with health plans only citing the same study in 15% of health plan coverage policies for a given drug and…
Uptake and Federal Budgetary Impact of Allowing Health Savings Account-eligible High Deductible Health Plans to Cover Chronic Disease Drugs and Services Pre-deductible
This report examines the net federal budgetary impact allowing Health Savings Account-eligible HDHPs to expand pre-deductible coverage to include chronic disease services.
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.
Financial Impact of HSA-HDHP Reform to Improve Access to Chronic Disease Management Medications
According to an issue brief from VBID Health, providing pre-deductible coverage for medicines used to treat common chronic conditions could lower out-of-pocket costs and increase medication adherence…
Peer-reviewed Journal Editors' Views on Real-world Evidence
A study published in the International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care reveals that real-world evidence is considered valuable by the editors of peer-reviewed journals—if it meets…
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.
Concerns Around Budget Impact Thresholds: Not All Drugs Are The Same
A study published in Value in Health explores the potential impact of using budget thresholds as budget caps (e.g., cannot spend more than a set dollar amount) for individual drugs.
Got CER? Educating Pharmacists for Practice in the Future: New Tools for New Challenges
This study provides an early evaluation of the CER Collaborative's training program's impact on learners’ self-reported abilities to evaluate and incorporate comparative effectiveness research…
2016 Comparative Effectiveness Research and the Environment for Health Care Decision-Making
NPC's sixth annual survey of stakeholder views on comparative effectiveness research (CER) and the environment for health care decision-making found that stakeholders continue to have a high…
What Contributes Most to High Health Care Costs?
A small segment of the population—often the sickest patients—drive the majority of health care spending. This study, which examined the spending patterns for these high resource patients (HRP), found…
Developing Evidence that is Fit for Purpose: A Framework for Payer and Research Dialogue
A study published in the September 2015 issue of The American Journal of Managed Care introduces a framework developed by the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) and AcademyHealth that could help…
Translating Comparative Effectiveness Research into Medicaid Payment Policy: Views from Medical and Pharmacy Directors
NPC supported a survey of Medicaid medical and pharmacy directors to better understand how policy makers in the state Medicaid programs view comparative effectiveness research (CER) and how they use…
2015 Comparative Effectiveness Research and the Environment for Health Care Decision-Making
NPC's fifth annual survey, "Comparative Effectiveness Research and the Environment for Health Care Decision-Making," provides a snapshot of stakeholders’ perceptions of the key players in the main…
Consumer-Directed Health Plans: Pharmacy Benefits & "Better Practices"
The research was intended to identify the current landscape and best practice approaches for consumer-directed health plans and pharmacy benefits, as well as understand the health and economic impact…
2014 Comparative Effectiveness Research and the Environment for Health Care Decision-Making
Through this annual survey, NPC has been able to track changes in which organizations are perceived as influential in areas such as prioritizing, funding, conducting and monitoring CER, as well as…
When Is Evidence Sufficient for Decision-Making?
It takes an average of 17 years for new data, or evidence, to become part of routine care, according to the Institute of Medicine. A new study outlines influential factors that impact how quickly new…
Communicating About Comparative Effectiveness Research: A Health Affairs Symposium on the Issues
One of many issues connected with comparative effectiveness research is how the findings will be communicated, particularly if they pertain to prescription drugs and if the findings could be useful…
The State of Comparative Effectiveness Research and the Environment for Health Care Decision Making (2012)
The National Pharmaceutical Council conducted its second annual survey of key health care stakeholders. 95 percent of respondents said that CER was "somewhat" or "very important" to them or their…