Tag: Health Services Pricing

Why Pharma May Not Fear the Latest Drug-Price Probe | Bloomberg Gadfly

Why Pharma May Not Fear the Latest Drug-Price Probe | Bloomberg Gadfly

The investigation will throw an unwelcome spotlight on these companies’ pricing practices and force the release of a lot of documents they’d rather not make public. But this is a pageant we’ve seen before. As uncomfortable as it will be for the drugmakers, it may not result in much lasting damage. Behind the investigation? The fact that list prices […]

Novo And Lilly Head For Diabetes Pricing Battle – Novo Nordisk A/S (NYSE:NVO) | Seeking Alpha

Novo And Lilly Head For Diabetes Pricing Battle – Novo Nordisk A/S (NYSE:NVO) | Seeking Alpha

Novo Nordisk (NYSE:NVO) needs its once-weekly GLP1 agonist semaglutide to be a smash hit, and a head-to-head win against Lilly’s (NYSE:LLY) rival product Trulicity suggests that it could be. FDA approval of semaglutide – which has a PDUFA date of December 5 – looks likely, but Novo will need to think carefully about its pricing […]

House Democrats Start Multiple Sclerosis Drug Price Probe | Bloomberg

House Democrats Start Multiple Sclerosis Drug Price Probe | Bloomberg

House Democrats have started what they called an “in-depth” investigation into the pricing of drugs for neurological condition multiple sclerosis, the latest attempt by U.S. politicians to pressure manufacturers to lower costs. Seven drugmakers — Biogen Inc., Sanofi, Novartis AG, Roche Holding AG, Bayer AG, Merck KGaA’s EMD Serono unit and Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. […]

Few hospitals are meeting changing consumer expectations | HealthCareBusiness

Few hospitals are meeting changing consumer expectations | HealthCareBusiness

Other key findings include: Only 15 percent of organizations are aggressively moving to improve patient access with both diverse sites of care and digital connectivity. Nearly three-fourths of organizations rate poorly relative to their efforts to use consumer insights for decision making. Less than 10 percent of organizations are pursuing pricing strategies and price transparency […]

A strange hybrid | The Indian Express

A strange hybrid | The Indian Express

The challenge in the Niti Aayog hybrid model is its implementation. How do public and private managements coexist in the same physical space? A hospital is a living institution that cannot be dismembered. Salary streams, motivation levels, working methods, prescription practices, monitoring and accountability systems, work expectations, all vary. Everyday, there are instances of patients […]

How price transparency drives patients to ASCs | Becker’s ASC Review

How price transparency drives patients to ASCs | Becker’s ASC Review

Question: What sort of benefits do ASCs reap from making their procedure prices readily available? Joseph D’Agostino: The ability to educate both the surgeon and the patient on true out of pocket cost differences between choosing to have their procedure performed in a hospital outpatient department versus a freestanding ASC. Q: Are there any drawbacks to […]

Oxera – Leading economic thinking in Oxera’s Agenda articles | Oxera

Oxera – Leading economic thinking in Oxera’s Agenda articles | Oxera

Competition authorities have historically pursued very few cases against excessive pricing. This seems to be changing. In the past 12 months, the rules on abuse of dominance have been invoked to tackle high prices in a range of markets, including pharmaceuticals, musical works, and patents. Together with increased political calls for fairness to consumers, does […]

UK Government’s New Appointment Offers Inside Track on Pricing and Procurement | Pharmaceutical Executive

UK Government’s New Appointment Offers Inside Track on Pricing and Procurement | Pharmaceutical Executive

The UK is entering into unchartered waters between Brexit – offering the opportunity to potentially change approaches to procurement – and negotiating a successor to the main pricing scheme for branded medicines, the Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme (PPRS). To get the inside track, the government has recruited Steve Oldfield as Chief Commercial Officer. Prepping for […]

Sempre Health uses discounts to encourage timely prescription refills | MobiHealthNews

Sempre Health uses discounts to encourage timely prescription refills | MobiHealthNews

Sempre Health, a San Francisco-based company that uses monetary incentives to encourage timely prescription refills, officially launched last week with $2.5 million in funding from Social Capital Partnership, quietly raised last year. Using SMS, Sempre works with pharmacy benefit managers to inform patients about discounts on their prescriptions — and then those discounts change to […]

Is Your Health System Prepared for Consumerism? | Healthcare Informatics

Is Your Health System Prepared for Consumerism? | Healthcare Informatics

A Kaufman Hall report on the state of consumerism in healthcare, which was based on an online survey of more than 100 hospital and health system executives, found that 70 percent of leaders said consumer-related insights is an above-average priority, but less than one-quarter said they have advanced capabilities in place, referring to the capabil­ity […]