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Local hospitals post prices online | Daily Independent

Local hospitals post prices online | Daily Independent

ASHLAND King’s Daughters Medical Center and Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital have joined hospitals across the nation in posting their standard prices online. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has required all hospitals to do so, starting on Jan. 1. The change mandates that all information online should in machine-readable format that can be […]

Zuckerberg San Francisco General’s aggressive tactics leave patients with big bills | Vox

Zuckerberg San Francisco General’s aggressive tactics leave patients with big bills | Vox

Zuckerberg San Francisco General (ZSFG), recently renamed for the Facebook founder after he donated $75 million, is the largest public hospital in San Francisco and the city’s only top-tier trauma center. But it doesn’t participate in the networks of any private health insurers — a surprise patients like Dang learn after assuming their coverage includes […]

Drug makers resist pressure from Washington on prices | ABC7 News

Drug makers resist pressure from Washington on prices | ABC7 News

President Donald Trump and Democratic lawmakers alike are pressuring drug makers to lower prices, but they don’t seem to be listening. Sixty pharmaceutical companies kicked off 2019 by raising list prices on nearly 300 drugs, according to an analysis by Rx Savings Solutions. And more drug manufacturers are expected to quietly follow suit in coming […]

Drugmakers shrug off Trump tweets and kick off 2019 with big price hikes | Salon

Drugmakers shrug off Trump tweets and kick off 2019 with big price hikes | Salon

Dozens of drugmakers are kicking off the new year by raising the prices of their medicines despite President Trump’s tweets threatening to take action against the companies. According to Reuters, 28 drugmakers notified California agencies in November that they planned to raise prices within 60 days or longer, as required by state law. The law […]

JP Morgan preview – price hikes come back with a bang in 2019 | Evaluate

JP Morgan preview – price hikes come back with a bang in 2019 | Evaluate

If 2018 was the year of biopharma pricing temperance it looks like the industry is back to business as usual for 2019. Several biopharma companies rang in the New Year with price hikes, and investors will watch out for more at next week’s JP Morgan healthcare conference. The conference, often described as the barometer for the year ahead, […]

Listing ‘suggested prices’ of health care could hurt patients | register-herald.com

Listing ‘suggested prices’ of health care could hurt patients | register-herald.com

Dr. Ira Nash, senior vice president and executive director of Northwell Health Physician Partners in New York, told NBC that almost nobody pays the charges that are indicated on the price list. The real prices are the result of negotiations with insurance companies and those are not published, he added. Each patient’s copays, coinsurance and deductibles […]

Hospitals now required to post standard prices online | News Press Now

Hospitals now required to post standard prices online | News Press Now

Starting today, a new federal rule will require hospitals to be more transparent with their pricing as well as patients’ electronic medical records. The new rule, dubbed the Inpatient Prospective Payment System, is a Medicare program that requires hospitals to post their prices online in a machine-readable format rather than just having them be available […]

Dozens of pharmaceutical makers raise prices on hundreds of drugs to ring in the new year | MarketWatch

Dozens of pharmaceutical makers raise prices on hundreds of drugs to ring in the new year | MarketWatch

Pharmaceutical companies are ringing in the new year by raising the price of hundreds of drugs, with Allergan PLC setting the pace with increases of nearly 10% on more than two dozen products, according to a new analysis. Many companies’ increases are relatively modest this year, amid growing public and political pressure on the industry […]

Tampa General Hospital, Florida Hospital, BayCare Tampa Bay hospitals confront new pricing transparency rules | Tampa Bay Business Journal

Tampa General Hospital, Florida Hospital, BayCare Tampa Bay hospitals confront new pricing transparency rules | Tampa Bay Business Journal

Starting Jan. 1, hospitals will be required to post a list of standard patient charges online under a new federal requirement. On a national level, the health care industry is known to for not being as transparent with its prices. Seema Verma, head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, told the Associated Press […]

Hospitals must post ‘chargemaster’ prices online. How useful will that be? | The Inquirer

Hospitals must post ‘chargemaster’ prices online. How useful will that be? | The Inquirer

Beginning Jan. 1, hospitals will be required to post online prices for every procedure, service and medication they offer. Anyone who’s ever tried to find out in advance the price of an upcoming medical procedure knows how hard it can be to get a cost estimate. The new rule, ordered by the Centers for Medicare […]