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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.
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…
Empowering the Patient Voice in Value Assessment: Paving the Way for MCDA
The National Health Council (NHC) and National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) co-hosted a webinar that explored how multi-criteria decision-making analysis (MCDA) can be used in value assessment.
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…
Addressing Low-Value Care in the Time of COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has had an enormous economic impact that is being felt across our communities, businesses and the overall health care system. It has placed a larger spotlight on the challenges…
Ready, Fire, Aim: How Not to Approach COVID Pricing Discussions
NPC raises concerns about various approaches to considering pricing for COVID-19 treatments.
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,…
Are Value-based Arrangements the Answer We’ve Been Waiting For?
A study by NPC suggests that while value-based arrangements can be one of many tools that payers leverage to address rising costs, it is also important to recognize the strengths and limitations…
New Study Reveals Little Consistency in Evidence Cited by Commercial Health Plans for Specialty Drug Coverage
When the health care community talks about evidence-based medicine, it’s usually in the context of efforts to ensure clinicians are delivering treatments to patients that align with the best…
AMCP Opens Comment Period for Updating Format for Manufacturer-Payor Communications
As part of its ongoing efforts to align with new federal guidance, the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy released an updated draft of its Format for Formulary Submissions for public comment. Read more…
Six Ways to Make Real-world Evidence Methods More Transparent
Acceptance of studies based on “real-world data” remains limited, partly because the research methods used to generate usable evidence are not always transparent. That perception could change thanks…
Patients on RWE: WIIFM? (What’s In It for Me?)
In an article published in The Patient, NPC and the National Health Council found that while most patients were initially unaware of real-world evidence (RWE) and its actual or potential uses,…
Journal Editors Value Real-World Evidence—With Conditions
New research from the Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and the National Pharmaceutical Council reveals that real-world evidence …
When and How is Real-World Evidence Useful in Payer Decision-Making?
Research published in Value in Health from the National Pharmaceutical Council and the University of Arizona School of Pharmacy sheds more light on how real-world evidence is used in decision-making…
Understanding Real-World Evidence
NPC explores the benefits and challenges with the use of real-world evidence in this first article in a series on this topic.
Making Real-World Evidence “Real” for Patients
As real-world evidence (RWE) becomes more broadly used in health care, it’s important to ensure that patients understand what RWE is, determine and address the questions and concerns patients have,…
Value Depends on Real-World Evidence
In his latest commentary for the American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits, NPC President Dan Leonard examines the challenges with developing, analyzing, using and communicating real-world evidence in…
Do Payers Use Real-World Evidence to Guide Their Coverage and Reimbursement Decisions?
Payers infrequently used real-world evidence (RWE), or information on how treatments work in the real world, to guide their medication coverage and reimbursement decisions, according to new research…
Walking the Walk: Taking Needed Steps to Reduce Low-Value Care
Three leading researchers detail steps to reduce low-value care in the latest edition of The American Journal of Managed Care. Their approach complements a similar effort, the Roadmap for Addressing…