Tag: Health Services Pricing

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 […]

When given the chance to pay less, patients choose cheaper prescription drugs | Berkeley News

When given the chance to pay less, patients choose cheaper prescription drugs | Berkeley News

As prescription drug spending continues to rise in the United States, along with prices for new and well-established drugs, insurers, employers and patients are searching for ways to cut costs. A new study led by UC Berkeley researchers found that a policy called reference pricing is effective at encouraging patients to spend significantly less on […]

Biogen & 6 Other Multiple Sclerosis Drug Stocks in Focus: Here’s Why | Nasdaq.com

Biogen & 6 Other Multiple Sclerosis Drug Stocks in Focus: Here’s Why | Nasdaq.com

Drug pricing is back in the news with an investigation being launched by Rep. Elijah E. Cummings and Rep. Peter Welch into the skyrocketing prices of multiple sclerosis (“MS”) drugs. MS, an unpredictable and often disabling disease of the central nervous system (“CNS”), interrupts the flow of information within the brain and between the brain […]

‘Government has limited understanding of health providers’ pricing position’ | Business Standard News

‘Government has limited understanding of health providers’ pricing position’ | Business Standard News

“Reducing prices to increase accessibility will not bear fruit till the time real barrier to access such as infrastructure and manpower constraints are not addressed,” said Varun Khanna, co-chair of the business chamber’s Health Services Committee. Panellists at the session titled “New wave of transparency pricing in health care” said that adopting strategies to provide […]

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 […]