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Medicaid Best Price Reforms Can Encourage Innovative Payment Arrangements for Chronic Therapies
This NPC study extends previous work analyzing reforms to CMS’ Medicaid Best Price reporting rules to encourage the uptake of value-based purchasing agreements for chronic disease treatments.
The latest Unsupported Price Increase Report from ICER lacks balance, uses flawed methods and may harm patients.
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…
Creating a Dialogue or Just Playing for Headlines? Third Time Isn’t the Charm for ICER’s Pricing Report
Selectively picking the data to arrive at a convenient narrative — like the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review does in its third drug pricing report — should not be mistaken for good research.
Chairman’s Blog: Five Questions Decision-Makers Should Be Asking About Health Technology Agencies
NPC Board Chair and BMS SVP Michael Ryan advises caution and careful consideration of the potential risks and tradeoffs for patients by using a centralized, government-run health technology agency …
Affordability Is About More Than Drug Prices
A research survey found that potential government involvement in drug pricing would be unlikely to increase patient affordability.
Celebrating the Use of Medicines in Keeping People Healthy
NPC President and CEO John O'Brien discusses how prescription medicines and the pharmacists who provided them helped people stay healthy at home during the pandemic.
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…
Chairman’s Blog: Let Data and Research Guide the Pricing and Access Policy Debate
NPC Board Chair and BMS SVP Michael Ryan reflects on the biopharmaceutical industry's role in solving global health challenges and how to address misunderstandings about what it takes to bring…
A Perfect Storm: How the Public and Private Sectors Came Together to Save the World From COVID
Health care policy experts gathered for a panel discussion, “If the NIH Funds the Research, Should There Be a 'Government Discount?” focused on key questions regarding government funding for research…
ICER Pricing Report: Creating a Dialogue or Just Playing for Headlines?
Given declines in drug prices, the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review’s second report on drug pricing – focusing on a hand-picked, narrow group of medicines rather than the overall landscape …
Forging a Path Toward a More Stable and Patient-Centric Health System in 2021
In his commentary for Chain Drug Review, NPC Interim President and CEO Dr. Robert Dubois explores the steps we can take to improve our current health care system in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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…
Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis: Can It Help Make Value Assessment More Patient Centered?
This white paper identifies good practices and key considerations for integrating the patient voice into patient-centered multi-criteria decision analysis.
NPC Comments on PCORI's Proposed Principles for the Consideration of the Full Range of Outcomes Data
NPC offered public feedback to PCORI on its new mandate to consider the full range of patient-centered outcomes in its research.
IVI's Jennifer Bright on Value Assessment and Transparency
In an interview, Innovation and Value Initiative Executive Director Jennifer Bright discusses how her organization has been advancing value assessment practice and the key priorities to make the…
It’s Time to Talk About COVID-19 Prices: Webinar Recap
A summary with video clips from the robust discussion about the societal value and pricing of potential COVID-19 treatments and incentives for current and post-pandemic medical innovation.
Ensuring Care for Vulnerable Populations
NPC President and CEO Dan Leonard discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the persistence of barriers that hamper access to health care for many, especially those in vulnerable…