Tag: Predictive Analytics

FAIR Drug Pricing Act will force drug cos to justify drastic price hikes | CNBC

FAIR Drug Pricing Act will force drug cos to justify drastic price hikes | CNBC

In today’s polarized political environment, it’s hard to find any issue that an Illinois Democrat and a Florida Republican can agree on. Here’s one: the skyrocketing costs of prescription drugs are a scourge that must be dealt with as soon as possible. Drug companies are making record profits and at the same time raising the […]

mrbrown talks increasing fares for public transport | The Independent

mrbrown talks increasing fares for public transport | The Independent

Popular blogger mrbrown posted on his Twitter account yesterday about a suggestion he received to implement a surge pricing system for public transport. mrbrown, or Lee Kin Mun, said in his tweet that “Someone just suggested surge pricing for Public Transport”. In his tweet, he shared a screenshot of a letter to the Straits Times […]

CMS Proposes Site-Neutral Payments, Drug Price Negotiation | Health Payer Intelligence

CMS Proposes Site-Neutral Payments, Drug Price Negotiation | Health Payer Intelligence

“If finalized, this proposal is projected to save patients about $150 million in lower copayments for clinic visits provided at an off-campus hospital outpatient department,” the agency said in a press release. “CMS is also proposing to close a potential loophole through which providers are billing patients more for visits in hospital outpatient departments when […]

Consider dynamic pricing for public transport | The Straits Times

Consider dynamic pricing for public transport | The Straits Times

Perhaps it is time the public transport sector also starts to use dynamic pricing strategies, where fares rise during peak hours, just like fares for taxis. There will always be a demand for public transport. Even if each commuter is charged a few cents extra during peak hours, people will still use public transport because […]

South Shields FC slash ticket prices for Hebburn friendly after fans’ backlash | Shields Gazette

South Shields FC slash ticket prices for Hebburn friendly after fans’ backlash | Shields Gazette

South Shields Football Club has bowed to fan pressure after admitting it scored an own goal over its match pricing policy. Bosses have agreed to slash entry fees into Mariners Park for tomorrow’s home friendly against Northern League neighbours Hebburn Town. They say they acted in response to online and face-to-face feedback from supporters – […]

Rising Property Prices, Gambling Restrictions Among Reasons Why Cryptocurrency Is Alluring to South Koreans | EconoTimes

Rising Property Prices, Gambling Restrictions Among Reasons Why Cryptocurrency Is Alluring to South Koreans | EconoTimes

A strict stance on gambling, the difficulty in investing in the stock exchange, the rising prices and interest rates of properties, and the alluring emergence of cryptocurrency. These are some of the leading reasons why digital cash rose like a phoenix in South Korea. … The fiery demand, along with the smothering regulatory framework placed […]

Your insurance company knows more about you than Facebook | CBS News

Your insurance company knows more about you than Facebook | CBS News

With billions of dollars on the line, insurers maintain a huge database of those they regard — correctly or erroneously — as bad risks. ISO, a subsidiary of Verisk Analytics, uses detailed reports from insurers to perform this type of “predictive analytics.” Insurers can also obtain crucial data on car accidents and violations on an […]

Steps taken by the Government to bring transparency in fixing prices of essential medicines | Business Standard

Steps taken by the Government to bring transparency in fixing prices of essential medicines | Business Standard

In order to have transparency, a draft version of the Price Calculation Sheets for the proposed revised price notifications, including wherever applicable, the Price to Retailer (PTR) and Moving Annual Turnover (MAT) values adopted for calculations, is uploaded on the website of NPPA for 10 clear working days to invite comments from the affected pharmaceutical […]

Healthcare – An expensive purchase without a price tag | Triad Business Journal

Healthcare – An expensive purchase without a price tag | Triad Business Journal

Healthcare is often one of the most expensive and important purchases an individual can make. We often hear rumblings about cost and how we must become better consumers of healthcare. But how is that possible when we really don’t know how much things actually cost? When we go to the doctor for lab work or an x-ray, there […]

Customers not getting the best deal: ACCC | SBS News

Customers not getting the best deal: ACCC | SBS News

“It’s almost impossible for customers to obtain accurate interest rate comparisons without investing a great deal of time and effort,” Mr Sims told reporters in Sydney after the report’s release on Thursday. Mr Sims said banks were not competing to offer borrowers the best price, with the watchdog uncovering evidence decision makers were trying to […]