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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…
Affordability Is About More Than Drug Prices
A research survey from NPC and Xcenda found that potential government involvement in drug pricing would be unlikely to increase patient affordability.
Sustainable Solutions for Patients’ Sake
Blasine Penkowski, Chair of NPC's Board of Directors, proposes some guiding principles on how we can move toward a post-COVID world and build a more resilient system where patients have the care they…
NPC Statement on Racial, Social Injustices and Health Disparities
The recent deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor have put a spotlight on the racial and social injustices that are unfortunately pervasive in the United States. The COVID-19…
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.
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…
NPC Weighs in on CMS Oncology Care First Model
NPC submitted comments regarding the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation informal request for information on the Oncology Care First Model.
NPC and PQA Call for Research Proposals on Barriers to Medication Access
The National Pharmaceutical Council and (NPC) and the Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) announced a new funding opportunity, aimed at supporting research to identify systemic approaches for lowering…
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…
Paying for Cures: Ensuring Patient Access and System Sustainability
One of the most vexing challenges facing the U.S. health care system is how payers and biopharmaceutical innovators can work together to ensure that curative treatments are more broadly accessible to…
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…
Breaking Down Regulatory Barriers to Value Pricing for Prescription Drugs
Paying for prescription medicines based on their value to patients is increasingly seen as a promising technique to combat rising medication costs. But while other parts of the health care sector are…
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…
How Can We Address Barriers to Accessing Needed Care?
In the latest issue of the American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits, NPC's Chief Science Officer Robert Dubois, MD, PhD, outlines some of the challenges consumers are facing with high-deductible health…