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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NPC Patient-Reported Measures Research Featured at AMCP Nexus 2020
A panel at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Nexus 2020 explored the tension between patient-reported measures funding and innovation and highlighted published research by NPC and Discern Health.
Supporting Value-Based Purchasing Through Changes in Medicaid Best Price
In a recent column for PharmaBoardroom, Michael Ciarametaro, vice president for research at the National Pharmaceutical Council, elaborated on the ways in which MBP presents a barrier to creative…
Value-Based Agreements May Be More Prevalent Than Assumed
As the US health care system continues to transition from volume to value, NPC/Duke-Margolis research shows that value-based agreements between payers and biopharmaceutical manufacturers may be more…
NPC in Specialty Pharmacy Times: Health Care Economic Information and Its Impact on Value-Based Contracts
In his latest column in Specialty Pharmacy Times, NPC President and Chief Executive Officer Dan Leonard explains how expanding HCEI for sophisticated audiences like payers and population health…
NPC in Chain Drug Review: Pharmacy Outlook 2018
NPC President Dan Leonard explores value- and outcomes-based contracts, innovative benefit design, value assessment frameworks and more in his latest commentary for Chain Drug Review.
Opportunities and Challenges With Value-Based Contracting
In his commentary for the American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits, NPC President Dan Leonard explores the challenges and opportunities in implementing value-based contracts.
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…
AMCP Partnership Forum on Value in Oncology Proceedings Published in JMCP
The Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy this week published the proceedings from the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy partnership forum, “Driving Value and Outcomes in Oncology,” which…
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.
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…
Value-Based Agreements May Be More Prevalent Than Assumed
Research published in AJMC shows that value-based agreements (VBAs) between U.S. payers and biopharmaceutical manufacturers may be more prevalent than originally thought.
Regulatory Barriers Impair Alignment of Biopharmaceutical Price and Value
This white paper highlights the challenges biopharmaceutical manufacturers and payers face when developing value-based contracts.
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…
A Dynamic Approach to Consumer Cost-Sharing for Prescription Drugs
The level of consumer cost-sharing for higher cost medication should be aligned with the clinical value – not solely the price – when lower cost alternatives do not produce the desired patient…
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…
Private Sector Risk-Sharing Agreements in the US: Trends, Barriers and Prospects
A peer-reviewed study found that there are limited risk-sharing agreements (RSAs) between health care payers and pharmaceutical manufacturers in the United States, but interest in the agreements…
Drug Price Controls in Medicare Part D: Not a Remedy for More Than 5 Million Medicare Beneficiaries
Proposals seeking to improve access for Medicare beneficiaries should ensure that patients are better able to get the medicines their doctors say they need.
Why Patients Are Paying More at the Pharmacy Counter in Early 2022 - And What We Can Do to Fix It
NPC Immediate Past Board Chair Mike Ryan and CSO Sharon Phares explore policy solutions to ensure patients can have predictable and affordable out-of-pocket costs for medicines.
High Patient Out-of-Pocket Costs Lead to Worse Medication Adherence Without Overall Health Care Savings
Research from NPC and Xcenda suggests that high cost-sharing for prescription medications may have negative effects on patient health while not actually decreasing overall health care costs.
Cost-Sharing and Adherence, Clinical Outcomes, Health Care Utilization, and Costs: A Systematic Literature Review
Higher patient cost-sharing for prescription medications leads to worse medication initiation, adherence, persistence, and discontinuation, according to a new systematic literature review by…