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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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…
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.
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.
A Dynamic Approach to Consumer Cost-Sharing for Prescription Drugs
The level of consumer cost-sharing for higher cost medication should be aligned with the clinical value – not solely the price – when lower cost alternatives do not produce the desired patient…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
Best Practices: Improving Patient Outcomes and Costs in an ACO Through Comprehensive Medication Therapy Management
This case study explores the important role that pharmacists can play in ensuring the optimal use of pharmaceuticals and improving patient outcomes in an accountable care organization (ACO). It…
Accountable Care Measures for High-Cost Specialty Care and Innovative Treatment
This comprehensive white paper from the National Pharmaceutical Council and Discern Health identified gaps in accountable care quality measure sets for cancer, which can lead to missed opportunities…
Supporting Consumer Access to Specialty Medications Through Value-Based Insurance Design
Value-based insurance design (V-BID) is a key tactic payers and purchasers can use to promote access to high-value specialty medications.
Are ACOs Ready to Be Accountable for Medication Use?
This research examined accountable care organizations' capabilities to support, monitor and assure appropriate medication use in achieving the best patient health outcomes.
Role of Pharmaceuticals in Value-Based Healthcare: A Framework for Success
Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) have received a great deal of attention and press through peer-reviewed articles and news stories. In an ACO, providers have at least some financial…
Three Perspectives on the Impact of Comparative Effectiveness Research on Decision Making
In a special supplement to the May 2012 Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy, National Pharmaceutical Council Chief Science Officer Robert W. Dubois, MD, PhD, takes a closer look at comparative…
Health Plan Capabilities to Support Value Based Benefit Design
This guide around health plan capabilities to support Value Based Benefit Design is meant to assist employers in understanding how to more effectively work with their health plans to implement…