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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…
NPC in Health Affairs: Payment Innovation Not Keeping Up
In a Health Affairs Blog article, NPC and MIT researchers outline how a new rule from CMS may fall short of what is needed to improve patient access to durable cell and gene therapies that target…
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.
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…
NPC Reiterates Comments on Medicare Program; Medicare Coverage of Innovative Technology, Definition of “Reasonable and Necessary”
NPC resubmitted comments on a proposed rule to establish a Medicare coverage pathway for medical devices designated as breakthrough by the FDA.
NPC Comments on Medicare Program; Medicare Coverage of Innovative Technology, Definition of “Reasonable and Necessary”
NPC submitted comments on a proposed rule to establish a Medicare coverage pathway for medical devices designated as breakthrough by the FDA.
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.
Are Value-based Arrangements the Answer We’ve Been Waiting for?
This NPC study explored the use of value-based arrangements as a mechanism for cost containment in the United States, noting the strengths and limitations of these tools.
NPC Research Featured in Two Panels on Patient-Reported Measures in Oncology
A white paper by the National Pharmaceutical Council and Discern Health, Improving Patient-reported Measures in Oncology, was highlighted during two recent panels discussing recommendations for…
Key Takeaways From an ISPOR Panel on Creative Financing Proposals
An expert panel was convened at the ISPOR 2019 annual meeting to discuss the need for novel payment approaches to address the challenges that accompany transformative therapies.
NPC in Specialty Pharmacy Times: Creative Financing for Innovative, Curative Therapies
States are getting creative about how they can meet the health care needs of their citizens, especially when it comes to curative treatments for conditions with a high rate of prevalence. More…
U.S. Care Pathways: Continued Focus on Oncology and Outstanding Challenges
A peer-reviewed study assessed changes in development, implementation, and evaluation of care pathways, and reviewed the latest evidence on integration of pathways with value-based care initiatives…
Symposium: Able to Cure, Able to Pay — Closing the Widening Gap
In Louisiana, significant prevalence of hepatitis C cases and high treatment costs has led the state to turn to an innovative idea – using a Netflix-style subscription model to pay for curative…
Loud and Clear: Key Takeaways from a Webinar on “Amplifying the Patient Voice” in Quality Measurement
In a Feb. 28 webinar from NPC and Discern Health, a group of diverse speakers discussed policy solutions for improving patient-reported measures in oncology value-based programs, along with a white…
Improving Patient-reported Measures in Oncology
This is a landscape analysis of available patient-reported measures and patient-reported performance measures in oncology and offers recommendations for filling gaps in measures and removing barriers…
NPC in STAT: Paying for Curative Therapies: Our Challenges in Addressing Medicine’s Solutions
In a commentary published in STAT, National Pharmaceutical Council Executive Vice President and Chief Science Officer Robert Dubois, MD, PhD, outlines some creative thinking behind how we could…
Are Payers Ready to Address the Financial Challenges Associated with Gene Therapy?
NPC and the Analysis Group conducted market research to explore payer views of the potential roles that existing and new alternative payment approaches could play in managing the financial risk and…