Tag: Health Services Pricing

Consumers use price transparency tools to financially plan, not shop around | Modern Healthcare

Consumers use price transparency tools to financially plan, not shop around | Modern Healthcare

The majority of healthcare consumers use price transparency tools to financially plan, a new survey found, contradicting claims that consumers will shop around for the cheapest providers if they know the price before obtaining care. The survey, released this week by Accenture, reported that nearly half of consumers, 46%, seek price information to budget for […]

Miami Healthcare Executives Advise National Audience About Impending Price Transparency | PRWeb

Miami Healthcare Executives Advise National Audience About Impending Price Transparency | PRWeb

The SHSMD conference attracted nearly 2,000 healthcare marketing professionals, and the event included sessions from some of the nation’s most distinguished thought leaders in the healthcare marketing and communications space, including Weinbach, Irizarry, and Klass. “Thanks to high-deductible health plans and increasing insurance premiums, the healthcare cost burden is shifting, and consumers bear a greater […]

Health minister to consider U.S. drug firms’ views in pricing overhaul | Japan Today

Health minister to consider U.S. drug firms’ views in pricing overhaul | Japan Today

“We will thrash out a drastic revision by the year-end, while hearing opinions of interested parties through Central Social Insurance Medical Council.” The council is an expert panel that advises the ministry and canvasses the views of industry representatives. Japan wants to cut healthcare costs and drug prices even if this provokes opposition from U.S. […]

Lilly Plans Cuts as Pricing Pressure Drives New-Drug Push | Bloomberg Quint

Lilly Plans Cuts as Pricing Pressure Drives New-Drug Push | Bloomberg Quint

(Bloomberg) — Eli Lilly & Co. plans to cut 8.5 percent of its workforce in a bid to free up resources to fund new drugs, amid acute pricing pressure for some of its biggest products. The Indianapolis company said some of the 3,500 job cuts will come from early retirements, with about 2,000 positions set […]

Truveris Secures $25 Million in New Funding to Help Reduce Cost and Improve Access to Prescription Medications | Digital Journal

Truveris Secures $25 Million in New Funding to Help Reduce Cost and Improve Access to Prescription Medications | Digital Journal

“Truveris’ data-driven platform enables employers to create a more symmetrical buying process for prescription drug coverage by demystifying pricing strategies in PBM contracts and driving more transparent competition,” said Tom Rodgers, SVP & Managing Director at McKesson Ventures. “It also helps Biopharma make smarter decisions about where and how it subsidizes patient assistance programs. The […]

How Healthi is using predictive analytics to promote preventive healthcare | YourStory

How Healthi is using predictive analytics to promote preventive healthcare | YourStory

The challenges “When we started we thought our biggest challenge would be taking the healthcare report and making sense of it. But what we found was that most partners we worked with had customised systems and no standard mechanisms. So the challenge was how do we talk to multiple players and get the systems to […]

Bull of the Day: Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ) | Nasdaq.com

Bull of the Day: Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ) | Nasdaq.com

Following this important FDA approval, several Wall Street investment banks updated their thesis on JAZZ. Janney Montgomery Scott analyst Ken Trbovich raised his price target on $192 from $180 while maintaining a Buy rating. Trbovich believes the company can benefit from Vyxeos technology by internally developing an oncology pipeline for which the company is not […]

Congressmen Say Pricing for Multiple Sclerosis Drugs Doesn’t Add Up | Bloomberg BNA

Congressmen Say Pricing for Multiple Sclerosis Drugs Doesn’t Add Up | Bloomberg BNA

Manufacturers of multiple sclerosis drugs may be raising prices for the costly treatments in lockstep with each other, two Congressional Democrats said. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), ranking member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and Rep. Peter Welch, (D-Vt.), a senior Democrat on both the Oversight Committee and the Committee on […]

How is the draft pharma policy revamping drug price regulation? | Business Standard News

How is the draft pharma policy revamping drug price regulation? | Business Standard News

The draft pharmaceutical policy has been recently circulated by the Department of Pharmaceuticals (DOP) to a select group of organisations. Its concerns are spread across at least three ministries – DOP, health and commerce, the last for issues related to patents. The Wire earlier reported on the range of issues it aims to cover including […]

Healthcare spending, price growth slows in 2017 but job growth spikes | Healthcare Finance News

Healthcare spending, price growth slows in 2017 but job growth spikes | Healthcare Finance News

Healthcare spending growth slowed in 2016, and the trend appears to be continuing, according to the August 2017 Altarum Institute Center Health Sector Trend report. According to the report, spending grew by only 4.6 percent in 2016 and estimates based on new data have the downward trend continuing with growth for the first half of […]