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Price Transparency Could Backfire | Managed Care magazine

Price Transparency Could Backfire | Managed Care magazine

Danish example shows that prices in health care might go up Price transparency as a way to spur competition among health care providers on price could increase prices. Researchers are citing a 1997 study about the Danish ready-made concrete to explain why. The New York Times reported on the new, unexpected celebrity of “Government-Assisted Oligopoly Coodination? […]

Price Transparency Won’t Work Unless Patients Give a Hoot | Managed Care magazine

Price Transparency Won’t Work Unless Patients Give a Hoot | Managed Care magazine

Companies that sell computers, cloths, food, or most other items Americans buy are not required by law to post their prices. But many do anyhow because consumers are always out to save money. Except when it comes to health care, argues Scott W. Atlas, MD, in an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal. All […]

Drug-Pricing Regulator Wants Medical Devices Added To Price Control List | NDTV Profit

Drug-Pricing Regulator Wants Medical Devices Added To Price Control List | NDTV Profit

India’s drug-pricing regulator has asked the health ministry to add four more medical devices to a list of products eligible for price controls to reduce costs to patients, which if agreed could be another blow to the country’s $5 billion-a-year medical-technology industry. The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) had said it did not plan further […]

Pricing Laws Violate Free Speech | Reason.com

Pricing Laws Violate Free Speech | Reason.com

Business lawyers answered that however the law may read, it’s only enforced when shopkeepers call the price difference a “surcharge,” rather than a “discount.” But there’s a deeper sense in which the New York law violates the Constitution: all price restrictions are limits on free speech. That’s because prices are just a way of conveying […]

New PCAP Regulation 2016 to benefit consumers in short-run, but price increases still imminent | BorneoPost Online

New PCAP Regulation 2016 to benefit consumers in short-run, but price increases still imminent | BorneoPost Online

KUCHING: The new Price Control and Anti-Profiteering (PCAP) Regulation 2016, to be fully effective in April this year, will benefit consumers in the short-run but price increases are still imminent. The research arm of Kenanga Investment Bank Bhd (Kenanga Research) had hoped for an easing of regulation on pricing matters with the expiration of the […]

Huge Price Hike on Old Lead-Poisoning Drug Angers Hospitals, Poison Control Centers | Managed Care Magazine Online

Huge Price Hike on Old Lead-Poisoning Drug Angers Hospitals, Poison Control Centers | Managed Care Magazine Online

A decades-old intravenous treatment for lead poisoning has hospitals and poison control centers seeing red after Valeant Pharmaceuticals hiked the price more than 2,700% in a single year, according to a report from STAT News. Valeant acquired the treatment––calcium EDTA––from another company in 2013. Before Valeant took over, a package of five vials cost $950. […]

Common Beliefs that Lead to Unprofitable Pricing | CFO

Common Beliefs that Lead to Unprofitable Pricing | CFO

The pricing of products and services is among the most critical decision processes in every business. Despite its importance, we find it is also one of the most misunderstood areas. There are two primary misconceptions that can be fatal: 1) Management has control over price; and 2) Pricing must cover all costs. Misconception #1 — […]

Politicians Should Remember the Power of Prices | Economics21

Politicians Should Remember the Power of Prices | Economics21

With the start of the presidential campaign season, Americans have another opportunity to demand more from our leaders. Candidates who appear to have forgotten need reminding: price controls never work. Instead, more basic reforms to our nation’s educational, legal, and regulatory systems are needed, to get our economy growing at its full potential again and […]

Task force for price control order for medical devices | ET HealthWorld

Task force for price control order for medical devices | ET HealthWorld

NEW DELHI: Even as the government is mulling regulating medical devices sector, a task force has recommended a separate price control order by putting them under the Essential Commodities Act. Once the devices come under the purview of the Act, the government can keep a tab on prices of equipment. The Task Force on Medical […]

Pricing News Daily > 3/17/15

Pricing News Daily > 3/17/15

Pricing News Daily is a digest of top pricing strategy in the news, strategy expert and technology leader’s thought leadership, industry news and events, and resources for pricing professionals, business owners, creative professionals, and independent contractors. This Edition is brought to you by: Asia Pricing Professionals Asia Pricing Professionals (APP) is a not-for-profit community of pricing […]