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.
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- Impact on Outcome & Spending
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- Understanding Health Spending
- Utilization Management & Step Therapy
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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.
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…
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.
NPC Submits Comments on Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule
NPC submitted comments on the Medicare Program’s CY 2022 Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule recommending opportunities to enhance understanding of patient-reported outcomes and address barriers to…
Prevalence of Avoidable and Bias-Inflicting Methodological Pitfalls in Real-World Studies of Medication Safety and Effectiveness
This paper focuses on recognizing methodological flaws in RWE studies so that researchers can avoid these flaws by identifying them ahead of time – not just after a study is complete.
Avoiding Methodological Faults in Real-World Evidence
Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical Center and NPC found that the potential for biased findings in RWE studies increases substantially in the absence of a rigorous and…
Webcast: Priorities for Patient-Centered Care in Oncology
On a recent webcast, NPC Vice President of Health Services Research Kimberly Westrich discusses the importance of patient-centered care and the benefits and opportunities of incorporating patient…
NPC Shared Decision-Making and Value-Based Care Research Featured at PQA Annual Meeting
Research conducted by NPC and Discern Health found that shared decision-making and patient decision aid interventions do not always lead to reduced health care costs or utilization.
The Impact of COVID-19 on Real-World Health Data and Research
This white paper provides key health care stakeholders, including clinicians, researchers, payers and regulators, with a broad view of how the COVID-19 pandemic may have impacted real-world data (RWD…
Patient Voices in Value-Based Cancer Care: Priorities for the Biden Administration
The key to elevating patient voices is using the right tools when developing a value-based payment model: patient-reported measures (PRMs), tools that capture patients’ voices related to their care…
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…
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.
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.
Improving Patient-reported Measures in Oncology: A Call to Action
This study explores the current landscape of oncology patient-reported measures (PRMs), which are tools that capture patients’ voices related to their care experience and outcomes.
Improving Transparency to Build Trust in Real-World Secondary Data Studies for Hypothesis Testing—Why, What, and How Recommendations and a Roadmap from the Real-World Evidence Transparency Initiative
A position paper by the RWE Transparency Initiative describes a plan for improving the transparency of the research process and making registration of real-world evidence study methods easier and…
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…