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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.
Considering the Future Impact of COVID on Health Spending
AcademyHealth and the National Pharmaceutical Council hosted a salon examining the impact of the pandemic on health spending and resulting challenges to our health care system.
Assessing Consumer and Employer Willingness to Pay for New Medical Technologies
This study examines whether health care consumers and large employers would be willing to continue to pay for new medical technologies associated with significant improvements in patient health…
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…
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.
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.
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.
Health Plan Enrollment May be Open, but Drug Coverage Is Still a Black Box for Many People
Most people choose coverage based mainly on the price – the health care premiums and deductibles. But a narrow focus on health care costs overlooks the overall quality of the health plan. Consumers…
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.
Digging Deeper Into Health Spending Data
NPC looks at AHIP's annual “Your Health Care Dollar” analysis, providing proper context and data behind the numbers.
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.
Are ACOs Optimizing Medication Use?
An article in JMCP revisits a 2014 NPC study that surveyed Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) readiness to optimize medication use. The Reflection article summarizes changes to the ACO policy…
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…
E.V.I.dently October 2020
This month marks the last time you’ll see E.V.I.dently® in its current format and layout. That’s because we’re working on some exciting changes to our e-newsletters and website, with an eye toward…
Tackling the Real Drivers of Health Spending
A new Kaiser Family Foundation analysis examined 2018 health spending per capita in the United States compared to economically similar countries. The researchers found that outpatient and inpatient…
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…