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Medicaid Best Price Reforms Can Encourage Innovative Payment Arrangements for Chronic Therapies
This NPC study extends previous work analyzing reforms to CMS’ Medicaid Best Price reporting rules to encourage the uptake of value-based purchasing agreements for chronic disease treatments.
The latest Unsupported Price Increase Report from ICER lacks balance, uses flawed methods and may harm patients.
Value Assessment’s ‘Leaky Bucket’ Problem
In Health Affairs Forefront, NPC outlines the challenges in assessing the value of new treatments and proposes a framework and recommendations to ensure patient access to new therapies and continued…
Creating a Dialogue or Just Playing for Headlines? Third Time Isn’t the Charm for ICER’s Pricing Report
Selectively picking the data to arrive at a convenient narrative — like the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review does in its third drug pricing report — should not be mistaken for good research.
Chairman’s Blog: Five Questions Decision-Makers Should Be Asking About Health Technology Agencies
NPC Board Chair and BMS SVP Michael Ryan advises caution and careful consideration of the potential risks and tradeoffs for patients by using a centralized, government-run health technology agency …
ICER Pricing Report: Creating a Dialogue or Just Playing for Headlines?
Given declines in drug prices, the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review’s second report on drug pricing – focusing on a hand-picked, narrow group of medicines rather than the overall landscape …
Empowering the Patient Voice in Value Assessment: Paving the Way for MCDA
The National Health Council (NHC) and National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) co-hosted a webinar that explored how multi-criteria decision-making analysis (MCDA) can be used in value assessment.
Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis: A Way to Put Patient Concerns Front and Center in Value Assessment?
NHC and NPC released a white paper outlining multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA), an approach to value assessment that may more holistically address patients’ concerns, experiences and treatment…
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.
IVI's Jennifer Bright on Value Assessment and Transparency
In an interview, Innovation and Value Initiative Executive Director Jennifer Bright discusses how her organization has been advancing value assessment practice and the key priorities to make the…
Experts Advise Including Productivity in Value Assessment Frameworks – When Included, It Can Make a Difference
NPC researchers sought to assess if productivity is included in VAF analyses, when included, does it change the value assessment of an intervention, and if including productivity could change health…
Getting Value Right by Considering the Full Range of Benefits for Patients and Caregivers
A study in Health Affairs considers how health care decision-makers can incorporate the benefits associated with a medical treatment when assessing its societal value.
What's Really Behind Discrepancies in Coverage Decisions?
National Pharmaceutical Council President and CEO Dan Leonard discusses research that uncovers the reasons for discrepancies in coverage decisions.
Are Value-based Arrangements the Answer We’ve Been Waiting For?
A study by NPC suggests that while value-based arrangements can be one of many tools that payers leverage to address rising costs, it is also important to recognize the strengths and limitations…
How Do We Place a Value on Indirect Treatment Benefits Like Quality of Life?
A study from NPC and RTI Health Solutions evaluated how institutional barriers prevent the inclusion of broader individual and societal benefits associated with new health care innovations from being…
Barriers and Solutions to the Inclusion of Broader Benefits in Biopharmaceutical Value Assessments
This study evaluated how institutional barriers prevent the inclusion of broader individual and societal benefits associated with new health care innovations from being considered when assessing the…
Considering the Needs of Older Patients in Value Assessments
When we consider health care value, how can we assess the challenges faced by older patients with multiple diseases and their caregivers when making unique choices about their treatment options? It’s…
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.
Six Ways ICER Changes Benefit the Payer, Not the Patient
NPC Executive Vice President and Chief Science Officer Robert W. Dubois, MD, PhD, examines what more is needed to balance stakeholder needs and ensure that patients are an integral part of the value…