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Characterizing health plan evidence review practices: how often, how different, and how comprehensive?
All health care decisions should be evidence-based. Until now, it has been relatively unclear what goes into health plan evidence reviews. How frequently do health plans update their specialty drug…
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…
Achieving “Fair Access” Requires Better Benefit Design
An Institute for Clinical and Economic Review report acknowledges that patients are still facing barriers to needed treatments as a result of their health benefit design.
Avoiding Methodological Faults in Real-World Evidence
Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical Center and NPC found that the potential for biased findings in RWE studies increases substantially in the absence of a rigorous and…
NPC’s New Leader: Merging Research and Data with Real-World Experience
NPC Board Chair Michael Ryan says John M. O’Brien’s arrival as the new president and CEO of NPC reinforces a vital role the biopharmaceutical industry can play in the ongoing debate about health care…
If You Must Do Step Therapy, Do It Right
Finding consensus among health care stakeholders is never easy, and that is certainly true when it comes to the use of care management tools. But there are areas of agreement, especially if we focus…
What’s In Your RWE Evaluation Toolbox?
Real-world evidence (RWE) – information collected from everyday health care experiences – is growing in availability, and many health care decision-makers are interested in understanding and using…
Online Tools to Synthesize Real-World Evidence of Comparative Effectiveness Research to Enhance Formulary Decision Making
The authors describe and compare the features and characteristics of five tools to evaluate real-world evidence studies and add clarity on what the tools provide.
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…
AARDA’s Randy Rutta Talks Step Therapy
In this Q&A, Randy Rutta, AARDA’s President and CEO, talks about his organization’s efforts to raise awareness about step therapy and opportunities for patient-centered reforms.
Lessons from COVID-19: Step Therapy Should Not Be a Barrier to Patient Access
Step therapy requires patients to try a clinically recognized, lower cost first-line therapy before receiving reimbursement for an alternative therapy prescribed by the physician and can delay access…
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.