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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.
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.
Little Consistency in Evidence Cited by Commercial Health Plans for Specialty Drug Coverage
Evidence cited by payers in coverage decisions for specialty medicines varies significantly, with health plans only citing the same study in 15% of health plan coverage policies for a given drug and…
Current Landscape: Value Assessment Frameworks
This report analyzed seven existing U.S. value assessment frameworks, comparing and contrasting the strengths and limitations associated with each framework.
As Value Assessments Evolve, Are They Ready for Prime Time?
This peer-reviewed study examined the evolution of the value assessment landscape in the United States.
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…
Prioritizing Health Care Spending: Engaging Employees in Health Care Benefit Design
A case study shows that employees who are who are meaningfully engaged in deliberating and designing their health care benefits may have a more positive view of their coverage options.
Study of U.S. Commercial Health Plans Shows Widespread Variation in Coverage and Reimbursement for Specialty Medicines
Research published in Health Affairs shows that insurance coverage and reimbursement for specialty medications varies substantially, finding that only 15.9% of drug coverage policies were consistent…
Financial Impact of HSA-HDHP Reform to Improve Access to Chronic Disease Management Medications
According to an issue brief from VBID Health, providing pre-deductible coverage for medicines used to treat common chronic conditions could lower out-of-pocket costs and increase medication adherence…
A Comparison of Coverage Restrictions for Biopharmaceuticals and Medical Procedures
Payer evaluation and coverage of pharmaceuticals and medical procedures may differ independent of their clinical benefit. Therapy access depends on factor other than cost and clinical benefit,…
Toward Better Value
There is a disconnect between the important role employers believe their pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) play in helping to manage prescription drug benefits and employers’ perceptions of the…
Why Value Framework Assessments Arrive at Different Conclusions: A Multiple Myeloma Case Study
Researchers conducted cross-framework comparisons of multiple myeloma assessments using four value assessment frameworks and examined the consistency of findings across three case studies.
Does a One Size Fits All Cost-Sharing Approach Incentivize Appropriate Medication Use?
Patients contribute to health care costs through out-of-pocket expenses, like copays and coinsurance. These cost-sharing mechanisms are intended to help payers manage costs and encourage more…
Does a One-Size-Fits-All Cost-Sharing Approach Incentivize Appropriate Medication Use? A Roundtable on the Fairness and Ethics Associated with Variable Cost Sharing
A study convened an expert roundtable of patient, payer, and employer representatives to review four case studies to understand when it would be more (or less) acceptable to require patients with the…
Assessing Value: Promise and Pitfalls Conference Summary Report
At NPC's conference, Assessing Value: Promise and Pitfalls, top experts in their fields united to discuss value assessment as it impacts payers, patients, providers and pharmaceutical innovators.
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…
Improving the Efficiency and Quality of the Value Assessment Process for Companion Diagnostic Tests: The Companion Test Assessment Tool
This peer-reviewed study examined some of the barriers to incorporating a Companion Diagnostic Test (CDT) into drug treatment decisions and outlined a framework to assist managed care organizations…