The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) is a health policy research organization dedicated to the advancement of good evidence and science, and to fostering an environment in the United States that supports medical innovation.
- Accountable Care Organizations
- Alternative Payment Models
- Biopharmaceutical Innovation
- Bundled Payments
- Clinical Pathways
- Decision Frameworks
- Elements of Value
- Evidence for Decision Making
- Formulary Development
- Good Practices for Evidence
- Health Care Quality Measures
- Health Spending
- Health Spend Management
- High-Deductible Health Plans
- Impact on Outcome & Spending
- Individual Treatment Effects & Personalized Access
- Low-Value Care
- NPC News
- Pandemic Response
- Patient Centered Formulary & Benefit Design
- Patient Cost Sharing
- Paying for Cures
- Policy & Regulatory Barriers
- Real-World Data
- Real-World Evidence
- Regulatory Barriers & Challenges
- Understanding Health Spending
- Utilization Management & Step Therapy
- Value-Based Contracts
- Value-Based Insurance Design
- Value Assessment
- Value Assessment Frameworks
- Value Assessment Methods
Showing 578 Results
NPC in Health Affairs: It's Time to Talk COVID-19 Treatment Prices
In an article on the Health Affairs Blog, National Pharmaceutical Council Chief Science Officer Dr. Robert Dubois considers questions about COVID-19 treatments and prices and lays out a roadmap to…
Will the Pandemic Provide the Push for Positive Change?
NPC President and CEO Dan Leonard considers the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on our health care system, as well as whether we’ll see continued innovation in how we access, administer and pay for…
Experts Advise Including Productivity in Value Assessment Frameworks – When Included, It Can Make a Difference
NPC researchers sought to assess if productivity is included in VAF analyses, when included, does it change the value assessment of an intervention, and if including productivity could change health…
Valuing Innovation in the Current and Post-Pandemic World
Biopharmaceutical industry experts gathered for a panel discussion at the eyeforpharma Virtual Conference to explore how the value of innovation, productivity and preparedness might change as a…
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…
In Social Distancing, Finding Closeness in Community
In a video, National Pharmaceutical Council President and CEO Dan Leonard discusses social distancing and the importance of community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Getting Value Right by Considering the Full Range of Benefits for Patients and Caregivers
A study in Health Affairs considers how health care decision-makers can incorporate the benefits associated with a medical treatment when assessing its societal value.
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.
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…
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…
How Do We Place a Value on Indirect Treatment Benefits Like Quality of Life?
A study from NPC and RTI Health Solutions evaluated how institutional barriers prevent the inclusion of broader individual and societal benefits associated with new health care innovations from being…
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.
A Wish List for the Health Care Sector in 2020
NPC President and CEO Dan Leonard reflects on the health policy issues he hopes will be addressed in 2020.
AMCP Partnership Forum: Optimizing Prior Authorization for Appropriate Medication Selection
Stakeholders focused on the challenges of current prior authorization and step therapy programs, approaches to improve these processes for patient care, and reviewed current legislative activities…
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…
Principles for Sound Pharmacy and Therapeutics Practices: What’s Next
AMCP's Partnership Forum, “Principles for Sound Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) Practices: What’s Next?” focused on the current state of P&T committees, challenges faced by these committees…
Updated Tools Developed to Communicate High-Quality Information About New Treatments and Inform Health Plan Coverage and Reimbursement
NPC said that with the release of the new AMCP Format for Formulary Submissions, biopharmaceutical manufacturers and health plans will have a practical guide to exchange clinical and economic…
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…
NPC Weighs in on CMS Oncology Care First Model
NPC submitted comments regarding the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation informal request for information on the Oncology Care First Model.
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…