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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…
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…
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…
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.
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.
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…
Why Value Framework Assessments Arrive at Different Conclusions: A Multiple Myeloma Case Study
Researchers conducted cross-framework comparisons of multiple myeloma assessments using four value assessment frameworks and examined the consistency of findings across three case studies.
Value Assessment Frameworks: Are They Up To The Challenge?
In this article published on the Health Affairs Blog, NPC researchers Dr. Robert Dubois and Kimberly Westrich ask: Are value assessment frameworks ready to compare the health and economic impacts of…
Comparison of Value Framework Assessments for Multiple Myeloma
In this NPC-funded study conducted by the Lewin Group, four existing value assessment frameworks were compared head to head to understand how each framework would approach the same condition,…
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.
Assessing Value: Promise and Pitfalls Conference Summary Report
At NPC's conference, Assessing Value: Promise and Pitfalls, top experts in their fields united to discuss value assessment as it impacts payers, patients, providers and pharmaceutical innovators.
Comparison of Value Assessment Frameworks Using the National Pharmaceutical Council’s Guiding Practices for Patient-Centered Value Assessment
NPC worked with The Lewin Group to conduct an independent analysis of the extent to which five major value assessment frameworks address or align with NPC’s Guiding Practices for Patient-Centered…
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…
Current Landscape: Value Assessment Frameworks
This paper builds on Neumann and Cohen's informative comparison of value assessment frameworks by carrying the assessment further and providing specific detailed observations. It delves deeper into…
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…
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…
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…