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Kimberly Westrich Talks Benefit Design with AJMC
NPC's Vice President of Health Services Research, Kimberly Westrich, MA, discusses how the healthcare system can incentivize high-value care.
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…
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.
Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities: Ignoring Inequitable Benefit Design Is Not an Option
In a new commentary published in BenefitsPro, Kimberly Westrich, NPC Vice President for Health Services Research, and Bruce Sherman, MD, medical advisor for the National Alliance of Healthcare…
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…
Are ACOs Optimizing Medication Use?
An article in JMCP revisits a 2014 NPC study that surveyed Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) readiness to optimize medication use. The Reflection article summarizes changes to the ACO policy…
How Can Payers Advance Patient-reported Measures in Oncology, and Why Should We Care?
A peer-reviewed study describes the current state of patient-reported measures and patient-reported performance measures in oncology, the barriers to implementation, and actionable recommendations…
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…
NPC Comments on CMS Best Price and Barriers to Value-Based Arrangements
NPC outlines how Medicaid Best Price poses a barrier to implementing value-based arrangements and hinders innovation in payment and delivery systems, which can make it difficult for patients to…
Strategies to Optimize Medication Use
The Accountable Care Learning Collaborative (ACLC) hosted a webinar to discuss how value-minded organizations are integrating strategies to optimize medication use to lower costs and improve patient…
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…
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…
How Can We Improve Oncology Quality Measurement in Accountable Care?
NPC and Discern Health analyzed the current oncology quality measure landscape for 10 high-priority cancers, published in the white paper "Improving Oncology Quality Measurement in Accountable Care,"…
Missed Signals in Cancer Care: Strategies to Address Quality Measure Gaps
When it comes to designing accountable care models, the dramatically varied needs and preferences of patients with cancer can confound quality measurement, especially when compounded by increasingly…