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Alternative Payment Models
Within efforts to address health care spending, novel approaches to paying for care are being adopted, but there is much to be learned about how and when they work, and the role of biopharmaceuticals…
U.S. vs. EU: Not a Direct Comparison When It Comes to Drug Pricing
It’s challenging to compare U.S. and ex-U.S. countries’ drug prices and health spending, given the big differences in the countries’ economies, health care systems, payment mechanisms and disease…
NPC Comments on Most Favored Nation (MFN) Model [CMS-5528-IFC]
NPC explains how using payment models based on pricing in other countries could have a negative impact on patient outcomes, access to treatments and future innovation.
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.
NPC Comments on Medicare Program; Medicare Coverage of Innovative Technology, Definition of “Reasonable and Necessary”
NPC submitted comments on a proposed rule to establish a Medicare coverage pathway for medical devices designated as breakthrough by the FDA.
U.S. health spending is continuing to increase due to a number of factors, including an aging population; structural, administrative, and process complexity in the health system; innovative methods…
What’s In Your RWE Evaluation Toolbox?
Real-world evidence (RWE) – information collected from everyday health care experiences – is growing in availability, and many health care decision-makers are interested in understanding and using…
NPC’s Research Informs Policy Conversations
NPC's work was broadly featured in the Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy’s 12-part 25th anniversary series featuring “topics of significance” in managed care.
Evolution of the AMCP Format for Formulary Submissions: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
The ongoing development of vaccines and treatments for COVID-19 is raising hopes as the world awaits the return to a normal way of life. But as seen in the past decades in the fight against cancer,…
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.
A Wish List for the Health Care Sector in 2020
NPC President and CEO Dan Leonard reflects on the health policy issues he hopes will be addressed in 2020.
NPC Submits Comments on Cures 2.0
The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) submitted comments in response to a public request for input on Cures 2.0, an “effort to modernize coverage and access to life-saving cures in the United…
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.
Three Themes You’ll Take Away From “Health Spending: Moving From Theory to Action”
Health spending is increasing in the United States, but what steps are being taken to address this challenge? Join Health Affairs and the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) on September 11 for an…
Best Ideas Aren’t Always (or Often) From Washington
In his latest commentary for Chain Drug Review, National Pharmaceutical Council President and CEO Dan Leonard explores the health care concerns and ideas for improvement discussed at recent regional…
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…
NPC in Specialty Pharmacy Times: Why We Need to Consider the Proven Value of Drug Therapies
In his latest column for Specialty Pharmacy Times, National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) President and Chief Executive Officer Dan Leonard explores recent research from the NPC and RTI Health…