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Characterizing health plan evidence review practices: how often, how different, and how comprehensive?
All health care decisions should be evidence-based. Until now, it has been relatively unclear what goes into health plan evidence reviews. How frequently do health plans update their specialty drug…
Kimberly Westrich Talks Benefit Design with AJMC
NPC's Vice President of Health Services Research, Kimberly Westrich, MA, discusses how the healthcare system can incentivize high-value care.
NPC Submits Comments on Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule
NPC submitted comments on the Medicare Program’s CY 2022 Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule recommending opportunities to enhance understanding of patient-reported outcomes and address barriers to…
Webcast: Priorities for Patient-Centered Care in Oncology
On a recent webcast, NPC Vice President of Health Services Research Kimberly Westrich discusses the importance of patient-centered care and the benefits and opportunities of incorporating patient…
Celebrating the Use of Medicines in Keeping People Healthy
NPC President and CEO John O'Brien discusses how prescription medicines and the pharmacists who provided them helped people stay healthy at home during the pandemic.
NPC Shared Decision-Making and Value-Based Care Research Featured at PQA Annual Meeting
Research conducted by NPC and Discern Health found that shared decision-making and patient decision aid interventions do not always lead to reduced health care costs or utilization.
The Impact of COVID-19 on Real-World Health Data and Research
This white paper provides key health care stakeholders, including clinicians, researchers, payers and regulators, with a broad view of how the COVID-19 pandemic may have impacted real-world data (RWD…
Patient Voices in Value-Based Cancer Care: Priorities for the Biden Administration
The key to elevating patient voices is using the right tools when developing a value-based payment model: patient-reported measures (PRMs), tools that capture patients’ voices related to their care…
Chairman’s Blog: Let Data and Research Guide the Pricing and Access Policy Debate
NPC Board Chair and BMS SVP Michael Ryan reflects on the biopharmaceutical industry's role in solving global health challenges and how to address misunderstandings about what it takes to bring…
A Perfect Storm: How the Public and Private Sectors Came Together to Save the World From COVID
Health care policy experts gathered for a panel discussion, “If the NIH Funds the Research, Should There Be a 'Government Discount?” focused on key questions regarding government funding for research…
Forging a Path Toward a More Stable and Patient-Centric Health System in 2021
In his commentary for Chain Drug Review, NPC Interim President and CEO Dr. Robert Dubois explores the steps we can take to improve our current health care system in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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…
Online Tools to Synthesize Real-World Evidence of Comparative Effectiveness Research to Enhance Formulary Decision Making
This JMCP study describes and compares the features and characteristics of five tools to evaluate real-world evidence studies and adds clarity on what the tools provide.
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.
Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities: Ignoring Inequitable Benefit Design Is Not an Option
In a new commentary published in BenefitsPro, Kimberly Westrich, NPC Vice President for Health Services Research, and Bruce Sherman, MD, medical advisor for the National Alliance of Healthcare…
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.
Improving Patient-reported Measures in Oncology: A Call to Action
This study explores the current landscape of oncology patient-reported measures (PRMs), which are tools that capture patients’ voices related to their care experience and outcomes.
How Can Payers Advance Patient-reported Measures in Oncology, and Why Should We Care?
A peer-reviewed study describes the current state of patient-reported measures and patient-reported performance measures in oncology, the barriers to implementation, and actionable recommendations…
Improving Transparency to Build Trust in Real-World Secondary Data Studies for Hypothesis Testing—Why, What, and How Recommendations and a Roadmap from the Real-World Evidence Transparency Initiative
A position paper by the RWE Transparency Initiative describes a plan for improving the transparency of the research process and making registration of real-world evidence study methods easier and…