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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…
Walking the Walk: Taking Needed Steps to Reduce Low-Value Care
Three leading researchers detail steps to reduce low-value care in the latest edition of The American Journal of Managed Care. Their approach complements a similar effort, the Roadmap for Addressing…
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.
Addressing Low-Value Care in the Time of COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has had an enormous economic impact that is being felt across our communities, businesses and the overall health care system. It has placed a larger spotlight on the challenges…
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.
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…
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…
Learn More About Oncology Clinical Pathways in Webinar from Turning the Tide Against Cancer
Ideally, clinical pathways can be a useful tool to help clinicians make sense of quickly evolving science, ensure patients receive the right care at the right time, help standardize care and limit…
Designing Successful Bundled Payment Initiatives
The National Pharmaceutical Council led a study that identified three principles intended to maximize the positive aspects and minimize the negative consequences of bundled payments.
Care Pathways in U.S. Health Care Settings: Current Successes and Limitations, and Future Challenges
Care pathways, also known as clinical pathways or integrated care pathways, are typically characterized as a method for managing patient care based on clinical practice guidelines, with the main…