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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’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…
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.
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…
Integrating Data for Better Care Management
To accelerate the ability of care management programs to use data to combat rising health care costs, while ensuring patient access to innovative treatments that can improve outcomes, NPC sponsored…
Paying for Cures: Ensuring Patient Access and System Sustainability
One of the most vexing challenges facing the U.S. health care system is how payers and biopharmaceutical innovators can work together to ensure that curative treatments are more broadly accessible to…
Incorporating What Matters to Patients in Quality Measures: A Discussion With NPAF’s Dr. Balch
NPC spoke with Alan Balch, PhD, chief executive officer of the National Patient Advocate Foundation, to ask his thoughts about the impact of quality measures on patient care, particularly in the…