Tag: Health Services Pricing

Trump’s Drug Pricing Czar Found With ‘Multiple Blunt Force Injuries,’ Ruled Suicide | The Epoch Times

Trump’s Drug Pricing Czar Found With ‘Multiple Blunt Force Injuries,’ Ruled Suicide | The Epoch Times

The high-level federal official tasked with lowering drug prices was found dead and, according to authorities in Washington, took his own life. Daniel Best was the senior adviser to Alex Azar, secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), for drug pricing reform. … Two days before his death, HHS published a question-and-answer article where Best explained […]

Health IT Adoption of Surescripts Price Transparency Tool Surges | EHR Intelligence

Health IT Adoption of Surescripts Price Transparency Tool Surges | EHR Intelligence

November 16, 2018 – Surescripts is experiencing a surge in new users as health IT adoption of its Real-Time Prescription Benefit tool increases fortyfold in a year. Prescribers have so far used the tool 30 million times to view patient-specific price and therapeutic alternative information since the EHR-integrated tool’s launch in 2017. EHR vendors comprising 77 […]

Pfizer preps a laundry list of drug price hikes for the New Year — let the political fireworks begin | Endpoints News

Pfizer preps a laundry list of drug price hikes for the New Year — let the political fireworks begin | Endpoints News

Pfizer is billing this as a re­strained and com­pletely rea­son­able move, but the pharma giant has just thrown down a gaunt­let beg­ging Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump to pick it up. On Fri­day af­ter­noon the pharma giant $PFE put out a state­ment say­ing that it’s hold­ing the price line on 90% of its drug port­fo­lio come the […]

On health care, Dems go from running to baby steps | fltimes

On health care, Dems go from running to baby steps | fltimes

Lowering drug prices is a top priority for House Democrats and President Donald Trump. Leaders of both parties identified this issue last week as a possible area for bipartisanship. But Democrats’ more ambitious plans, like allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices, aren’t expected to advance in the Republican Senate. Instead, issues like increasing transparency or […]

92% of Providers Concerned About Hospital Price Transparency Rule | RevCycle Intelligence

92% of Providers Concerned About Hospital Price Transparency Rule | RevCycle Intelligence

About 43 percent are also unsure how they will publish their pricing information to comply with the CMS hospital price transparency rule by Jan. 1, 2019. November 12, 2018 – Ninety-two percent of healthcare providers are concerned about the new hospital price transparency requirement recently finalized by CMS, a new poll shows. CMS finalized the hospital […]

Something Happened to U.S. Drug Costs in the 1990s | The New York Times

Something Happened to U.S. Drug Costs in the 1990s | The New York Times

Another potential explanation is that Americans take more expensive brand-name drugs than cheaper generics relative to their overseas counterparts. This doesn’t hold up either. We use a greater proportion of generic drugs here than most other countries — 84 percent of prescriptions are generic. Though Americans take a lower proportion of brand-name drugs, the prices […]

Congress should broaden legislation to curb medical price gouging | TheHill

Congress should broaden legislation to curb medical price gouging | TheHill

Washington is taking notice of an important problem: hospital price gouging of unsuspecting patients. The No More Surprise Medical Bills Act of 2018, introduced last month by Democratic Sens. Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, followed a bill offered earlier this year by six senators, the bipartisan Protecting Patients from Surprise Medical Bills […]

A tale of healthcare transparency | New Hampshire Business Review

A tale of healthcare transparency | New Hampshire Business Review

‘Sticker price’ I tentatively signed up for the procedure, scheduled in two weeks, the Friday before Columbus Day. Then, armed with procedure codes, I proceeded to do my homework. First, I called the cost information number on the urologist’s pre-op literature. I got a message inviting me to leave a voicemail with my procedure number […]

Dem overtures to Trump on drug pricing worry pharma | TheHill

Dem overtures to Trump on drug pricing worry pharma | TheHill

The Democratic takeover of the House is giving new life to efforts to fight high drug prices with bipartisan action, a worrying prospect for the pharmaceutical industry. It’s a top priority for House Democrats, who now have powers to press the issue and put the drug industry on the hot seat. It’s also an issue […]

Split Congress to Attack Drug Pricing | Pharmaceutical Executive

Split Congress to Attack Drug Pricing | Pharmaceutical Executive

Healthcare was the deciding issue for more than 40 percent of voters in the mid-term elections, setting the stage for action on Capitol Hill to further challenge too-high prescription drug prices. Concerns over access to affordable care helped Democrats take control of the House. And even though Republicans increased their majority in the Senate, they […]