Tag: Price Comparison Tool

Why aren’t more people using Alexa to shop? It may because we love to price compare | USA Today

Why aren’t more people using Alexa to shop? It may because we love to price compare | USA Today

Amazon holds its pricing algorithms close to the vest. But there is research that indicates the easiest route does not always end up with the best price, rewarding the customer who spends a little time digging around Amazon’s many offerings. And Alexa certainly qualifies as an easy route. According to a 2016 study from a trio of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

AI Is Fast Disrupting The Travel Industry. Here’s How. | Analytics India

AI Is Fast Disrupting The Travel Industry. Here’s How. | Analytics India

Dynamic Pricing And Forecasting This point ties in with recommendation. While OTAs make recommendations based on various factors, the most important factor is affordability. To keep a track of these changing prices and suggest the best price to a customer, AI can come handy. It forecasts where travellers would want to go and accordingly present […]

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 […]

Smart health care shoppers are saving money and getting cash awards | Detroit Free Press

Smart health care shoppers are saving money and getting cash awards | Detroit Free Press

Insurers rolled out these cost calculators as more of their customers enrolled in high-deductible health plans that require spending hundreds or thousands of dollars out of pocket each year before insurance kicks in. It’s still to be determined whether price transparency on its own can substantially slow the rise or even lower the costs of health care, and, by extension, insurance premiums. Early research suggests that […]

A Better Way to Disrupt Health Care | Bloomberg

A Better Way to Disrupt Health Care | Bloomberg

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase say they’re putting their heads together to make health care better and less expensive for their employees. Just possibly, it’s a partnership that could disrupt the U.S. health-care system — in a good way. The market value of insurance companies and pharmacy-benefit managers dropped on the announcement, a sign […]

2018 Best in KLAS Taps Vendors for Claims Admin, Price Transparency | HealthPayer Intelligence

2018 Best in KLAS Taps Vendors for Claims Admin, Price Transparency | HealthPayer Intelligence

January 31, 2018 – The 2018 Best in KLAS report ranked the best vendor solutions for payer claims administration, care management, price transparency, and payer analytics based on five industry performance criteria. KLAS ranked vendor solutions based on sales and contracting, implementation and training, functionality and upgrade capabilities, and customer support. KLAS rankings included a mix of new and […]