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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Characterizing Health Plan Evidence Review Practices
The study finds that some plans updated the evidence in their coverage policies for specialty medicines more often than others, and the type of evidence plans cited in their coverage policies…
Premium Impact of Expanding Pre-Deductible Coverage to Chronic Disease Management Medications in HSA-Eligible Health Plans
An NPC-funded study found the impact on premiums of expanding pre-deductible coverage to 116 drug classes related to chronic disease management medications in HSA-eligible health plans is small …
Health Care Spending Effectiveness: Estimates Suggest that Spending Improved U.S. Health from 1996 to 2016
This research assessed the effectiveness of U.S. health care spending by comparing changes in health outcomes and found that, overall, innovations in health care are creating more cost-effective care…
Specialty Drug and Healthcare Utilization Vary by Wage Level in Employer-Sponsored Health Plans
This research shows that low-wage employees are less likely use autoimmune medicines than employees who earn more despite a higher prevalence of autoimmune conditions in low-wage employees. These…
The Impact of Expanding Pre-Deductible Coverage in HSA-Eligible Health Plans on Premiums
Research found that expanding pre-deductible coverage under employer-led health plans would add few costs to health insurance premiums, while lowering costs for patients.
Health Care Spending Guiding Principles
NPC established a set of principles to assess health care spending estimates and policies to ensure alignment with the goals of patient-centered care.
Patient-Centered Guiding Principles for Evaluating Health Care Spending
NPC established these principles to serve as a checklist to assess whether methods used for estimating health care spending are appropriate.
Patient-Centered Guiding Principles for Reforming Health Care to Address Rising Health Care Spending
NPC established these principles to assess health care spending policies to ensure alignment with the goals of patient-centered care.
High-Deductible Health Plans: Good Practices for Employers
Research highlights good practices for designing high-deductible health plans to help enrollees better maximize the value of their benefits.
Better Value, Smarter Deductibles in HSA-HDHPs: Improving Health, Equity & Engagement
NPC and National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions collaborated on an Action Brief highlighting key steps employers can take to enhance their health benefit design approach.
Health Spending for Commercial Plans Is Predominantly Concentrated In Small Population of High-Intensity Consumers
NPC study finds spending on prescription drugs mirrors spending on other health care services, with a small subset of the sickest patients driving the majority of spending.
Employer Uptake of Pre-Deductible Coverage for Preventive Services in HSA-Eligible Health Plans
An NPC-funded study shows many large employers have expanded pre-deductible coverage for medications and health services used to prevent exacerbations of common chronic conditions and would like to…
It Is Not Just the Prices! The Role of Chronic Disease in Accounting for Higher Health Care Spending in the United States
A new NPC study shows that the higher prevalence of chronic disease in the U.S. is a significant contributing factor to high U.S. health care spending.
Do Investments in the Social Determinants of Health Reduce Health Care Costs?
This study found that most studies of social need interventions were poorly designed, inadequately documented, and inconsistently presented. It recommends improving the study design quality through…
The Dollar or Disease Burden: Caps on Healthcare Spending May Save Money, but at What “Cost” to Patients?
This study assessed the potential effects of budget caps design on disease burden and cost savings to help budget decision makers understand which budget cap features minimize impact to patient…
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…
Uptake and Federal Budgetary Impact of Allowing Health Savings Account-eligible High Deductible Health Plans to Cover Chronic Disease Drugs and Services Pre-deductible
This report examines the net federal budgetary impact allowing Health Savings Account-eligible HDHPs to expand pre-deductible coverage to include chronic disease services.
Reconciling the Seemingly Irreconcilable: How Much Are We Spending on Drugs?
In this study from the National Pharmaceutical Council and IQVIA, researchers developed a model to understand the underlying methodological inputs that drive the substantial variation in drug…
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…