Tag: Premium Pricing Strategy

Alnylam Announces Alignment on Value-Based Agreements with Leading Health Insurers and Launches Comprehensive Patient Support Services for ONPATTRO™ (patisiran) | Seeking Alpha

Alnylam Announces Alignment on Value-Based Agreements with Leading Health Insurers and Launches Comprehensive Patient Support Services for ONPATTRO™ (patisiran) | Seeking Alpha

“Alnylam’s proactive approach to working closely with Harvard Pilgrim far ahead of the drug approval date to develop a value-based agreement highlights its commitment to patients, patient access, and delivering meaningful outcomes to the healthcare system,” said Michael Sherman, M.D., M.B.A., Chief Medical Officer of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. “By virtue of linking level of reimbursement […]

HHS Secretary Alex Azar warns drug makers to pay full Medicaid rebate amount | MDLinx

HHS Secretary Alex Azar warns drug makers to pay full Medicaid rebate amount | MDLinx

“In fact, I am pleased to announce here, to all of you, that HHS is issuing a guidance today to drug manufacturers that will ensure they are paying the full Medicaid rebates they owe on certain prescription drugs,” HHS Secretary Alex Azar said Thursday during the 45th American Legislative Exchange Council Annual Meeting in New […]

Blockchain makes diamond process and price more transparent | Chepicap

Blockchain makes diamond process and price more transparent | Chepicap

Diamond’s price and provenance will be made transparent to the public by Rare Carat using blockchain technology. One of the hardest materials on earth, which considered as a woman’s best friend, diamond, has an industry value worth of approximately US$72 billion per year. Valued at a relatively high price, no one really ever knows where […]

Push For Hospital Price Transparency Continues | The National Review

Push For Hospital Price Transparency Continues | The National Review

As discussed in our previous blog, “CMS Pushes for Hospital Price Transparency in Proposed Rule”, on April 24, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) announced a proposed rule (CMS-1694-P) aimed at empowering patients through better access to hospital charge information. In an effort to fulfill the proposed rule’s objective, CMS suggested an […]

iPhone X Sales Might Make Future High-End Smartphones More Expensive Than Ever | Inverse

iPhone X Sales Might Make Future High-End Smartphones More Expensive Than Ever | Inverse

How High Can Smartphone Prices Go? During Apple’s second-quarter earnings call, CEO Tim Cook stated that the iPhone X was the “top-selling iPhone since the launch,” putting to rest “notions that” the pricing strategy was too aggressive. The company’s current flagship iPhone was released alongside the 8 and the 8 Plus, which were around $200 […]

Zocdoc’s price change has doctors concerned | CNBC

Zocdoc’s price change has doctors concerned | CNBC

When Peter Chien opened Lumos Dermatology in New York in 2014, he turned over patient booking to Zocdoc, the website used by seemingly every doctor in the area to attract new patients. Chien spends $3,600 a year per doctor for the service so his skin care practice can be discovered by consumers who count on […]

Why iPhone and Android phone prices will get even higher | CNET

Why iPhone and Android phone prices will get even higher | CNET

When Apple broke the $1,000 barrier for its iPhone X last September, critics scoffed at its exorbitant price. They doubted people would reach so deeply into their wallets for a phone that outpriced two other perfectly good iPhones, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. The critics were wrong. Apple CEO Tim Cook said in […]

$1,000 iPhone X just the start of rising smartphone prices | Cult of Mac

$1,000 iPhone X just the start of rising smartphone prices | Cult of Mac

Apple’s bet on a $1,000 smartphone has paid off in a big way, and that’s bad news for iPhone fans. As the iPhone X continues to be Apple’s best-selling smartphone, analysts warn that it will encourage even higher price tags year after year. You can expect this year’s iPhone lineup to be even more expensive, […]

Surgical price transparency tied to improved volume, revenue | Medical Press

Surgical price transparency tied to improved volume, revenue | Medical Press

(HealthDay)—Ambulatory surgery centers experience increases in patient volume, patient satisfaction, and revenue after adopting price transparency, according to a study published recently in The American Surgeon. Ambar Mehta, M.D., from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and colleagues used data from six ambulatory surgery centers to characterize the impact of price transparency on a surgery center’s […]

Good for Patients: Trump Finalizes Rule Forcing Hospitals to Reveal Prices Online | LifeZette

Good for Patients: Trump Finalizes Rule Forcing Hospitals to Reveal Prices Online | LifeZette

The CMS rule goes further than current regulations, and it requires hospitals to share prices in a bid to “encourage price transparency” and enhance “public accessibility,” notes The Hill. The Trump administration is also looking into new ways to “allow consumers to more easily access relevant health care data and compare providers.” “The agency is considering […]