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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…
Premium Impact of Expanding Pre-Deductible Coverage to Chronic Disease Management Medications in HSA-Eligible Health Plans
An NPC-funded study found the impact on premiums of expanding pre-deductible coverage to 116 drug classes related to chronic disease management medications in HSA-eligible health plans is small …
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…
Specialty Drug and Healthcare Utilization Vary by Wage Level in Employer-Sponsored Health Plans
This research shows that low-wage employees are less likely use autoimmune medicines than employees who earn more despite a higher prevalence of autoimmune conditions in low-wage employees. These…
The Impact of Expanding Pre-Deductible Coverage in HSA-Eligible Health Plans on Premiums
Research found that expanding pre-deductible coverage under employer-led health plans would add few costs to health insurance premiums, while lowering costs for patients.
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.
High-Deductible Health Plans: Good Practices for Employers
Research highlights good practices for designing high-deductible health plans to help enrollees better maximize the value of their benefits.
Better Value, Smarter Deductibles in HSA-HDHPs: Improving Health, Equity & Engagement
NPC and National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions collaborated on an Action Brief highlighting key steps employers can take to enhance their health benefit design approach.
Employer Uptake of Pre-Deductible Coverage for Preventive Services in HSA-Eligible Health Plans
An NPC-funded study shows many large employers have expanded pre-deductible coverage for medications and health services used to prevent exacerbations of common chronic conditions and would like to…
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…
Online Tools to Synthesize Real-World Evidence of Comparative Effectiveness Research to Enhance Formulary Decision Making
This JMCP study describes and compares the features and characteristics of five tools to evaluate real-world evidence studies and adds clarity on what the tools provide.
Improving Transparency to Build Trust in Real-World Secondary Data Studies for Hypothesis Testing—Why, What, and How Recommendations and a Roadmap from the Real-World Evidence Transparency Initiative
A position paper by the RWE Transparency Initiative describes a plan for improving the transparency of the research process and making registration of real-world evidence study methods easier 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.
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.
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…
Regulatory Barriers Impair Alignment of Biopharmaceutical Price and Value
This white paper highlights the challenges biopharmaceutical manufacturers and payers face when developing value-based contracts.
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…
Standards and Guidelines for Observational Studies: Quality Is in the Eye of the Beholder
The lack of observational study standard/guideline agreement may contribute to variation in study conduct; disparities in what is considered credible research; and ultimately, what evidence is…