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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…
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.
NPC in Health Affairs: Payment Innovation Not Keeping Up
In a Health Affairs Blog article, NPC and MIT researchers outline how a new rule from CMS may fall short of what is needed to improve patient access to durable cell and gene therapies that target…
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…
NPC Reiterates Comments on Medicare Program; Medicare Coverage of Innovative Technology, Definition of “Reasonable and Necessary”
NPC resubmitted comments on a proposed rule to establish a Medicare coverage pathway for medical devices designated as breakthrough by the FDA.
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…
NPC’s Research Informs Policy Conversations
NPC's work was broadly featured in the Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy’s 12-part 25th anniversary series featuring “topics of significance” in managed care.
NPC Comments on PCORI's Proposed Principles for the Consideration of the Full Range of Outcomes Data
NPC offered public feedback to PCORI on its new mandate to consider the full range of patient-centered outcomes in its research.
NPC Comments on Medicare Program; Medicare Coverage of Innovative Technology, Definition of “Reasonable and Necessary”
NPC submitted comments on a proposed rule to establish a Medicare coverage pathway for medical devices designated as breakthrough by the FDA.
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…
Evolution of the AMCP Format for Formulary Submissions: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
The ongoing development of vaccines and treatments for COVID-19 is raising hopes as the world awaits the return to a normal way of life. But as seen in the past decades in the fight against cancer,…
What's Really Behind Discrepancies in Coverage Decisions?
National Pharmaceutical Council President and CEO Dan Leonard discusses research that uncovers the reasons for discrepancies in coverage decisions.
NPC Submits Comments on Cures 2.0
The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) submitted comments in response to a public request for input on Cures 2.0, an “effort to modernize coverage and access to life-saving cures in the United…
Key Takeaways From an ISPOR Panel on Creative Financing Proposals
An expert panel was convened at the ISPOR 2019 annual meeting to discuss the need for novel payment approaches to address the challenges that accompany transformative therapies.
NPC in Specialty Pharmacy Times: Creative Financing for Innovative, Curative Therapies
States are getting creative about how they can meet the health care needs of their citizens, especially when it comes to curative treatments for conditions with a high rate of prevalence. More…