Pricing News Daily > 5/11/18

pricingnews-DailyPricing News Daily is a digest of top pricing strategy in the news, strategy expert and technology leader’s thought leadership, industry news and events, and resources for pricing professionals, business owners, creative professionals, and independent contractors.

 

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Currently, PPS produces three major annual pricing conferences in Europe and North America. Each conference also houses a technology hall where sponsors display the latest in Pricing Solutions software. PPS also offers more than two dozen, full-day training workshops every year, taught by leaders in the pricing community. These workshops serve as the foundation for PPS’s Certified Pricing Professional (CPP) designation, our state of the art pricing certification program. Candidates may be certified after mastering a multi-stage curriculum followed by rigorous testing. Successful CPPs have acquired the core knowledge which not only places them in the top rungs of the pricing field, but also gives them the tools to enhance substantially their own careers.

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Headlines

Great to see you at PPS in Chicago! | Pricing Matters

Great to see you at PPS in Chicago! | Pricing Matters

Many thanks to those who joined Vistaar at the PPS conference in Chicago. There were many interesting pricing topics discussed, with lots of opportunity to socialize. We took note of the topics that surfaced most frequently. Best practices for managing pricing from both a strategy and deal level perspective when government trade policies impact cost […]

 

For Medicare enrollees Trump’s drug price plan can’t come soon enough | CNBC

For Medicare enrollees Trump’s drug price plan can’t come soon enough | CNBC

Seventy-eight-year-old Willie Dawson is hoping President Donald Trump makes good on his promise to bring down high drug prices. She has to juggle her bills to pay for the dozen or so medications she takes to treat conditions that include hypertension and chronic obstructed pulmonary disease. “This month alone, it is running me close to […]

 

Trump plan for drug prices seen largely sparing industry | Reuters

Trump plan for drug prices seen largely sparing industry | Reuters

The speech will address the high prices set by drugmakers, rising costs for consumers and barriers to negotiating lower prices for seniors in the government’s Medicare program, senior White House officials told reporters. Health industry sources briefed on the plans expect the policy proposals to have a relatively modest impact on the healthcare system. They […]

 

How Paying Your Doctor in Cash Could Save You Money | Consumer Reports

How Paying Your Doctor in Cash Could Save You Money | Consumer Reports

Healthcare providers make up for charging lower prices other ways, Kampine says. Cutting out the insurer as the middleman can significantly reduce the provider’s administrative and billing costs. And healthcare providers who get cash upfront don’t have to chase down the money later, either from a patient or the insurance company.  “It’s a much easier […]

 

GoPro sells more cameras on ad push, driving revenue beat | CNBC

GoPro sells more cameras on ad push, driving revenue beat | CNBC

“Our recent increase in marketing is beginning to have a positive impact on sell-through,” Chief Executive Officer and Chairman Nicholas Woodman said on the call. The company kept a tight leash on costs even as it pushed harder on advertising. Total operating expenses fell nearly 24 percent to $119.7 million. GoPro had said in January […]

 

How Blockchain is Totally Changing Healthcare | The Harbus

How Blockchain is Totally Changing Healthcare | The Harbus

Changes to Healthcare Pricing & Payment Models Blockchain will also change how healthcare and medical services are priced and paid. These changes are coming thanks to the enhanced identity management, smart contracts and instant machine-to-machine communication enabled by blockchain. For example, VC-backed healthcare API company PokitDok has partnered with Intel to offer Dokchain, a standard […]

 

 

Sales of Celgene’s marquee cancer drug surge as Trump’s price-crackdown looms | Washington Examiner

Sales of Celgene’s marquee cancer drug surge as Trump’s price-crackdown looms | Washington Examiner

Celgene itself filed a lawsuit earlier this year to block Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories from selling a generic version of Revlimid, but doesn’t expect to make it to court in the near future. “We don’t see a trial at all this year, and it’s very, very difficult to know if something would be scheduled for 2019,” […]

 

Industry Orgs Express Concerns with Healthcare Price Transparency | RevCycle Intelligence

Industry Orgs Express Concerns with Healthcare Price Transparency | RevCycle Intelligence

PATIENTS SEEK OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS, NOT PROVIDER/HOSPITAL PRICES With provider-level prices hard to determine, relying on chargemaster or estimated costs is not adequate for healthcare price transparency, several groups argued. Chargemaster prices are especially problematic to give to consumers because patients rarely pay that price, HFMA told the Senators. “Information on charges or on average charges […]

 

Tiffany & Co.Manager, Pricing & Analytics | Tiffany & Co.

Seniority Level: Mid-Senior level

Industry: Apparel & Fashion, Luxury Goods & Jewelry, Retail

Type: Full-time

Job Functions: Strategy/Planning, Product Management

Job description

The Manager of Category Pricing & Analytics will partner with Sr. Director and Director to drive direct margin improvement through global price optimization in collaboration with central and regional Finance teams. S/he manages […]

 

Pricing Manager | Carrier Enterprise

Pricing Manager | Carrier Enterprise

Seniority Level: Mid-Senior level

Industry: Building Materials Consumer Goods Retail

Type: Full-time

Job Functions: Sales Management Analyst

Job description

Carrier Enterprise is looking for talented individuals to join our team. We currently have exciting opportunities for a Pricing Manager in Charlotte, NC and Orlando, FL. The Pricing Manager role is the dedicated revenue management leader for their […]

 

Pricing Manager | Xylem Inc.

Pricing Manager | Xylem Inc.

Seniority Level: Mid-Senior level

Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing Utilities

Type: Full-time

Job Functions: Finance Marketing Product Management

Job description

Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology company committed to developing innovative technology solutions to the world’s water challenges. The Company’s products and services move, treat, analyze, monitor and return water to the environment in public utility, industrial, residential […]

 

Events and Resources

Fall Pricing Workshops & Conference | PPS

Date: October 23-26, 2018

Location: Renaissance Dallas Addison Hotel in Addison, TX

Please make plans to join us and well over 450 of your peers for the best event anywhere. We will be in Dallas, TX, October 23-26, 2018.

Don’t miss out on the Early Bird Discount (When 2 people from the same firm register at the same time (item of equal or lesser value), the 3rd registrant can attend FREE of charge). Offer expires September 14th!

 

 

This blog series provides a forum for pricing professionals to share their insights and experience. Our guest bloggers share their knowledge about specific product or industry challenges, geographic complexities, strategies, tactics, and technologies.

 

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“PRICE (noun) Value, plus a reasonable sum for the wear and tear of conscience in demanding it.”

– Ambrose Bierce

 

 

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