Tag: deceptive pricing

CMS Proposes Site-Neutral Payments, Drug Price Negotiation | Health Payer Intelligence

CMS Proposes Site-Neutral Payments, Drug Price Negotiation | Health Payer Intelligence

“If finalized, this proposal is projected to save patients about $150 million in lower copayments for clinic visits provided at an off-campus hospital outpatient department,” the agency said in a press release. “CMS is also proposing to close a potential loophole through which providers are billing patients more for visits in hospital outpatient departments when […]

Health Insurers Are Vacuuming Up Details About You | ProPublica

Health Insurers Are Vacuuming Up Details About You | ProPublica

People who downsize their homes tend to have higher health care costs, the company says. As do those whose parents didn’t finish high school. Patients who own more valuable homes are less likely to land back in the hospital within 30 days of their discharge. The company says it has validated its scores against insurance […]

Liquidation Deals Aren’t Always What They Seem | CBS Minnesota

Liquidation Deals Aren’t Always What They Seem | CBS Minnesota

A Craftsman riding mower was listed as 10 percent off for liquidation, priced at $1,889. But buyers could’ve saved $300 more dollars by purchasing it the week before, when the sale price had it listed for $1,499. It was a similar story for a Craftsman push mower. Sears’ current liquidation price: $450. Before liquidation, the […]

Airbnb commits to more transparent pricing | The Budapest Business Journal

Airbnb commits to more transparent pricing | The Budapest Business Journal

The GVH launched a procedure against Airbnb in October 2016 on suspicion that information on pricing it provided to consumers was misleading. Airbnb has committed to display on its Hungarian website the total price of lodging, including cleaning fees and fees for additional guests, once customers enter the dates of their planned stay, national news […]

SUPREME COURT CONFIRMS UAH 431 MLN FINE IMPOSED ON LARGEST CIGARETTE DISTRIBUTOR TEDIS | Open 4 Business

SUPREME COURT CONFIRMS UAH 431 MLN FINE IMPOSED ON LARGEST CIGARETTE DISTRIBUTOR TEDIS | Open 4 Business

“The Supreme Court has decided in favor of the Antimonopoly Committee in a long lawsuit concerning Tedis, the distributor of cigarettes. The decision of the committee dated December 16, 2016 was retained with the exception of a little clarification regarding the way of fulfilling the obligation to establish a transparent pricing mechanism,” he wrote on […]

Whistleblower files lawsuit against CVS Caremark for falsifying drug prices | wkyc.com

Whistleblower files lawsuit against CVS Caremark for falsifying drug prices | wkyc.com

In fact, we announced in March (https://cvshealth.com/newsroom/press-releases/cvs-health-kept-drug-price-growth-nearly-flat-and-improved-medication) that in 2017, we kept drug price growth nearly flat for our PBM clients, despite manufacturer price inflation near 10 percent. Annual out-of-pocket costs for PBM members also declined, with three out of four members spending less than $100 out of pocket for their prescriptions, and nearly 90 […]

Steps taken by the Government to bring transparency in fixing prices of essential medicines | Business Standard

Steps taken by the Government to bring transparency in fixing prices of essential medicines | Business Standard

In order to have transparency, a draft version of the Price Calculation Sheets for the proposed revised price notifications, including wherever applicable, the Price to Retailer (PTR) and Moving Annual Turnover (MAT) values adopted for calculations, is uploaded on the website of NPPA for 10 clear working days to invite comments from the affected pharmaceutical […]

Healthcare – An expensive purchase without a price tag | Triad Business Journal

Healthcare – An expensive purchase without a price tag | Triad Business Journal

Healthcare is often one of the most expensive and important purchases an individual can make. We often hear rumblings about cost and how we must become better consumers of healthcare. But how is that possible when we really don’t know how much things actually cost? When we go to the doctor for lab work or an x-ray, there […]

Megabus banned from advertising ‘from £1’ seats | The Week UK

Megabus banned from advertising ‘from £1’ seats | The Week UK

Megabus adverts offering fares “from £1” have been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority, saying “consumers should reasonably be able to expect to find seats at that price”, says iNews. The firm has admitted that on some coaches, only one seat is available at that price. “A new Aberystwyth to Birmingham service” trip with “from […]

Megabus banned from advertising ‘from £1’ seats | The Week UK

Megabus banned from advertising ‘from £1’ seats | The Week UK

Megabus adverts offering fares “from £1” have been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority, saying “consumers should reasonably be able to expect to find seats at that price”, says iNews. The firm has admitted that on some coaches, only one seat is available at that price. “A new Aberystwyth to Birmingham service” trip with “from […]