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NPC Comments on CMS Information Collection Request for Negotiation Data Elements
NPC's comments offer input on the agency's latest efforts to implement the drug price-setting provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act through the design of a data collection process.
NPC Comments on CMS Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Program
NPC's comments highlight concerns about the agency's guidance regarding the implementation of Medicare Drug Price Negotiation and the potential for unintended consequences, including less…
Stakeholder perception of pharmaceutical value: A multicriteria decision analysis pilot case study for value assessment in the United States
Study shows the impact of a more holistic approach to assessing value and how it can help address gaps within conventional value assessment.
How Reforms Can Enable Payment Innovation That Drives Value
This NPC study models the effects of recent and proposed payment reforms related to CMS' best price reporting rules and sheds light on which approaches may encourage the adoption of value-based…
Value Assessment’s ‘Leaky Bucket’ Problem
In Health Affairs Forefront, NPC outlines the challenges in assessing the value of new treatments and proposes a framework and recommendations to ensure patient access to new therapies and continued…
Making Our Health Care System More Supportive and Inclusive for Caregivers
NPC President and CEO John M. O'Brien writes about how we can better incorporate the needs of caregivers into our health care system and provide them the support they deserve.
Affordability Is About More Than Drug Prices
A research survey from NPC and Xcenda found that potential government involvement in drug pricing would be unlikely to increase patient affordability.
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 Patient-Reported Measures Research Featured at AMCP Nexus 2020
A panel at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Nexus 2020 explored the tension between patient-reported measures funding and innovation and highlighted published research by NPC and Discern Health.
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…
E.V.I.dently October 2020
This month marks the last time you’ll see E.V.I.dently® in its current format and layout. That’s because we’re working on some exciting changes to our e-newsletters and website, with an eye toward…
Supporting Value-Based Purchasing Through Changes in Medicaid Best Price
In a recent column for PharmaBoardroom, Michael Ciarametaro, vice president for research at the National Pharmaceutical Council, elaborated on the ways in which MBP presents a barrier to creative…
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…
Sustainable Solutions for Patients’ Sake
Blasine Penkowski, Chair of NPC's Board of Directors, proposes some guiding principles on how we can move toward a post-COVID world and build a more resilient system where patients have the care they…
Do Patient Preferences Align with Value Frameworks? A Discrete-Choice Experiment of Patients with Breast Cancer
The study assessed patient preferences for aspects of breast-cancer treatments to evaluate the usual assumptions in scoring rubrics for value frameworks.
NPC Statement on Racial, Social Injustices and Health Disparities
The recent deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor have put a spotlight on the racial and social injustices that are unfortunately pervasive in the United States. The COVID-19…
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,…
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…