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2014-06-09 08:29:55

Center for Value-Based Insurance Design and National Pharmaceutical Council Publish New Report on Specialty Medications and Value-Based Insurance Design WASHINGTON, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As health care decision-makers grapple with how to ensure access to specialty medications, the University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design (V-BID Center) and the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) have released a new report, "Supporting Consumer Access to Specialty...

2014-03-24 12:25:06

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three peer-reviewed articles published in Value in Health offer important guidance to aid formulary decision-makers in evaluating certain types of comparative effectiveness research (CER) studies. The articles, developed by CER Collaborative members Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP), the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) and the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC), describe how to assess the...

2014-02-25 12:28:01

Researchers Tested Checklist to Assess if Research Is Good Enough to Support Decision-making WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the growing demand for information about comparative effectiveness and questions about the quality of research that will support future health care decision-making, a group of researchers led by Quintiles and the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) have developed and tested a checklist to evaluate the quality and usefulness of...

2014-01-06 12:27:29

Research Published in the Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy Evaluates Key Indicators WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) gain traction among both private and public payers, so do expectations that these networks of health care providers will improve the quality of patient care and reduce overall costs. However, new research shows that ACOs have not yet developed the capabilities they need to leverage optimal medication use to achieve...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
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