Tag: Insurance Pricing

Intermountain’s Liljenquist on price transparency, insulin and having 3 brothers with diabetes | Healthcare Dive

Intermountain’s Liljenquist on price transparency, insulin and having 3 brothers with diabetes | Healthcare Dive

As Intermountain Healthcare looks to upend the status quo by launching its own generic drug manufacturing firm, the health system is hoping the deal forces more transparency in the industry. Healthcare Dive chatted with Dan Liljenquist, the man leading the charge behind Civica Rx, about the status of the nonprofit drug venture as it looks to […]

A Tough Negotiator Proves Employers Can Bargain Down Health Care Prices | WUTC

A Tough Negotiator Proves Employers Can Bargain Down Health Care Prices | WUTC

A showdown with Montana’s hospitals Bartlett arrived in Helena, the state capital, in fall 2014 as an outsider navigating a minefield of established relationships. From the start, she knew she would have to tackle the staggering bills from the state’s hospitals, which made up the largest chunk of the plan’s expenses. It wouldn’t be popular […]

CMS Clarifies Healthcare Price Transparency Rules for Hospitals | RevCycle Intelligence

CMS Clarifies Healthcare Price Transparency Rules for Hospitals | RevCycle Intelligence

October 01, 2018 – CMS recently expanded on new healthcare price transparency requirements for hospitals in a series of frequently asked questions (FAQs) published on its website. The FAQs cover which hospitals are subject to the new requirements, the definition of machine-readable, and what items and services furnished at the hospital must be included on the […]

Report highlights significant variation in healthcare costs | Augusta Free Press

Report highlights significant variation in healthcare costs | Augusta Free Press

Unlike insurers and employers, those without health insurance have very little information to help to negotiate costs.  On VHI’s website, consumers can gain leverage by using the average amount health insurance companies approve.  “With the release of the 2016 Healthcare Pricing Transparency report, VHI continues to serve as an unbiased resource for consumers trying to […]

CLC Price Transparency Guidance Announced | Today’s Conveyancer

CLC Price Transparency Guidance Announced | Today’s Conveyancer

If you are a member from the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC), then the deadline for price transparency has been officially set for December 6th. Yesterday, the CLC released their official guidance and pricing templates that will meet the minimum standard requirements in relation to quality, price and service transparency. In addition to the guidance, […]

Three take-aways from Nancy Guinto’s transparency testimony to the US Senate HELP Committee | State of Reform

Three take-aways from Nancy Guinto’s transparency testimony to the US Senate HELP Committee | State of Reform

Nancy Guinto, Executive Director of the Washington Health Alliance (WHA), testified before the US Senate HELP (Health, Education, Labor and Pensions) Committee last week about how price transparency initiatives can increase value in health care. The hearing was fourth in a series of five HELP committee hearings to examine health care cost reduction industry wide. […]

On-Demand Health Insurance Shows Promise, But Can It Deliver? | HealthLeaders Media

On-Demand Health Insurance Shows Promise, But Can It Deliver? | HealthLeaders Media

Bind, a health plan startup based in Minneapolis, offers a ‘promising concept’ aiming to revolutionize health insurance with financial backing from UnitedHealthcare. As insurers introduce their plans for the 2019 enrollment period, one health technology company is entering the space with a disruptive strategy in mind. Bind is a healthcare startup aimed at providing “on-demand […]

96 prescription drug price increases for every cut, AP finds | OregonLive

96 prescription drug price increases for every cut, AP finds | OregonLive

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump made reducing drug prices a key promise during his election campaign, repeatedly accusing drugmakers of “getting away with murder.” At the end of May, he promised that drug companies would be announcing “massive” voluntary drug price cuts within two weeks. That hasn’t happened, and an Associated Press analysis of […]

AP: For Each Drug Price Cut, There Were 96 Price Hikes This Year So Far | AJMC

AP: For Each Drug Price Cut, There Were 96 Price Hikes This Year So Far | AJMC

Over the first 7 months of 2018, there were 96 price hikes for every price cut, an Associated Press (AP) analysis reported, although there were fewer and smaller price hikes than in years past. The AP analyzed 26,176 list price changes for brand-name prescription drugs from January 1 through July 31 in the years 2015 […]

Diabetic runs 142 miles to protest cost of insulin: Valley Views | Cleveland

Diabetic runs 142 miles to protest cost of insulin: Valley Views | Cleveland

He said several states have passed drug price transparency laws, and he plans to make it his legislative priority if he wins a seat in November. “I’m calling this little trek the road to affordable health care,” he recently told members of the Geauga County Democratic Party. Kennedy will carry hundreds of Ohio citizen signatures […]