Tag: Price Increases

Blockchain may hold the key to drug pricing transparency in the US | EPM Magazine

Blockchain may hold the key to drug pricing transparency in the US | EPM Magazine

“Drug pricing in the US healthcare system is broken because of the way the market is set up,” said Jaquie Finn, head of Digital Health, Cambridge Consultants. “By moving to an open market that creates price competition and improves access, there is an enormous opportunity to fix it, providing the right technology is in place.” […]

US Consumer Price Index rose 0.5% in Jan, vs 0.3% increase expected | CNBC

US Consumer Price Index rose 0.5% in Jan, vs 0.3% increase expected | CNBC

U.S. consumer prices rose considerably more than expected in January, fueling fears that inflation is about to turn dangerously higher. The Consumer Price Index rose 0.5 percent last month against projections of a 0.3 percent increase, the Labor Department reported Wednesday. Excluding volatile food and energy prices, the index was up 0.3 percent against estimates […]

White House advisers cite USC research as basis for potential drug price reforms | USC News

White House advisers cite USC research as basis for potential drug price reforms | USC News

White House advisory council has issued several recommendations for reining in U.S. prescription drug prices and costs, some of which stem directly from the work of the USC Leonard Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics. Voters are increasingly concerned about rising drug prices and health care costs — to the point that two presidential […]

Greg Walden pursues giving consumers more information on health prices | The Washington Examiner

Greg Walden pursues giving consumers more information on health prices | The Washington Examiner

A top House lawmaker wants consumers to have as much information as possible on what health services such as MRIs, pharmaceuticals, or CT scans cost. Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden, R-Ore., said Wednesday that he is speaking with colleagues in the Senate on greater price transparency. The remarks come a few days after […]

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 […]

Coinbase May Be Refunding Credit Card Cash Advance Fees On Cryptocurrency Purchases | Seeking Alpha

Coinbase May Be Refunding Credit Card Cash Advance Fees On Cryptocurrency Purchases | Seeking Alpha

This Could Be Painful For The Crypto Market Due to the dramatic rise in the prices of cryptocurrencies through the year 2017, many saw an opportunity in using their credit card to purchase these digital coins, then selling the coins, paying off their credit cards, and making a profit. While there is no telling what […]

Bitcoin: $50M in Cryptocurrency Stolen Using Google Ads | Fortune

Bitcoin: $50M in Cryptocurrency Stolen Using Google Ads | Fortune

Fooled into believing they had come to the right place, victims then entered private information that allowed the hackers to gain access to their actual wallets and take their digital money. “The attackers needed only to continue purchasing Google AdWords to ensure a steady stream of victims,” the Talos team led by Jeremiah O’Connor and […]

Cryptocurrency price manipulation is ‘unavoidable,’ NEM president says | CNBC

Cryptocurrency price manipulation is ‘unavoidable,’ NEM president says | CNBC

Price manipulation in the cryptocurrency space is “unavoidable” but will disappear once the market has matured, the head of cryptocurrency firm NEM said Tuesday. “Price manipulation is not something new. You see it in mainstream markets as well. We are in a very nascent, growing phase of our industry and these things are unavoidable,” Lon […]

Are Cloud Companies Moving Away from Pricing Transparency?: eDiscovery Trends | JDSupra

Are Cloud Companies Moving Away from Pricing Transparency?: eDiscovery Trends | JDSupra

Last May, I wrote a post asking if pricing transparency is finally happening in eDiscovery.  Here’s an article where the trend seems to be reversing – at least for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS, aka cloud) companies in general.  And, what the heck is a SaaS “unicorn”? In his article on OpenView – Why SaaS Companies Are Moving […]

CEDEX – Bringing Blockchain Innovation To The Diamond Industry | Crypto Daily

CEDEX – Bringing Blockchain Innovation To The Diamond Industry | Crypto Daily

One credible point that cryptocurrency skeptics often make is that there is little need for blockchain technology in most industries. Blockchains like Bitcoin’s are slow and costly to run, so it’s fair to argue that they will likely fail to take hold in industries where they don’t solve significant problems. Diamonds, however, are not one […]