Tag: Price Comparisons

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 […]

Dignity’s funeral prices differ by as much as double among its own branches | The Times

Dignity’s funeral prices differ by as much as double among its own branches | The Times

Branches at one of Britain’s biggest funeral providers are selling traditional funerals at more than double the price of outlets at the company’s other locations. Beyond, a price comparison website that has been analysing the costs of funerals offered by Dignity, found that its most expensive branch, in Glasgow, charged £5,300 for a “traditional” funeral, […]

Brits overpay more than £1bn on foreign currency exchange each year in hidden charges and fees | LondonlovesBusiness.com

Brits overpay more than £1bn on foreign currency exchange each year in hidden charges and fees | LondonlovesBusiness.com

This lack of awareness in charges resulted in almost all (98%) travellers considering convenience among their most important factors when buying foreign currency. Travellers who do shop around spent an average of just 12 minutes comparing conversion rates before purchasing. In light of the findings, Travel Money Club is lobbying for greater transparency in the […]

Is That Sale Really a Sale? | NECN

Is That Sale Really a Sale? | NECN

There’s nothing like getting a bargain, but a sale is not always a sale. Boston Consumers’ Checkbook recently tracked prices of big-ticket items sold at major retailers for 44 weeks and found what they call questionable pricing policies at most of the stores. Many of the sale prices, even those advertised as big savings, were […]

COMMENTARY: In digital-first world, accurate pricing reigns essential | Auto Remarketing

COMMENTARY: In digital-first world, accurate pricing reigns essential | Auto Remarketing

In fact, according to Cox Automotive’s recent “Future of Digital Retail Study,” seven in 10 consumers are more likely to buy from a dealership if they can start the process online, while 71 percent of consumers want to get information about the deal online, away from the dealership. As more and more of the car-shopping process […]

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 […]