Tag: Price Negotiations

Mary Meeker on healthcare consumerization driving down costs | CNBC

Mary Meeker on healthcare consumerization driving down costs | CNBC

People are spending more on healthcare than ever before, Meeker’s data shows, and people are starting to view it with the same expectations that they would have for other consumer products, including desires for on-demand access and transparent pricing. Technology companies, from startups to top firms, have started to fill gaps and provide solutions. Major […]

Healthcare Price Information Availability Worsening | MedSpace

Healthcare Price Information Availability Worsening | MedSpace

Despite growing support for greater price transparency, US hospitals were worse at providing price estimates for total hip arthroplasty (THA) in 2016 than they were in 2011-2012, a follow-up survey of 120 facilities reports. “Our results provide sobering evidence that substantial efforts from government and industry to improve pricing transparency have had little tangible effect […]

Home prices are still on a tear, Case-Shiller says | MarketWatch

Home prices are still on a tear, Case-Shiller says | MarketWatch

The numbers: The S&P/Case-Shiller national index rose a seasonally adjusted 0.4% and was up 6.5% compared to a year ago in March. The 20-city index rose a seasonally adjusted 0.5% and was 6.8% higher than a year ago. What happened: Home-price growth showed no sign of slowing down. Demand is strong, supply is short and […]

How to make health care prices transparent | AEI

How to make health care prices transparent | AEI

Alex Azar, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), has made price transparency for medical services one of his top priorities. It’s an important goal because meaningful price information is essential for a functioning marketplace. Price transparency does not exist today because medical care isn’t bought and sold in a typical market. Because hospitals and […]

Product Gems: Car Sales 101: Anchoring | Product Gems

Product Gems: Car Sales 101: Anchoring | Product Gems

Very few buyers expect to pay the full advertised price for a new car. Walking into the showroom you’re confident of negotiating a good deal, remembering that one time you haggled for some souvenirs in a bazaar on holiday. You see the price sticker in the car window. Of course, you’re not going to pay […]

Is it OK to Publish Pricing on My Website? | Business 2 Community

Is it OK to Publish Pricing on My Website? | Business 2 Community

Many B2B and B2C businesses face the same question: What will bring more sales, disclosing our prices or having prospects contact us? The answer to this question varies. As consumers, we live in a world of instant gratification. We are accustomed to finding the information we need right away. We rarely send emails. Instead, we […]

How Paying Your Doctor in Cash Could Save You Money | Consumer Reports

How Paying Your Doctor in Cash Could Save You Money | Consumer Reports

Healthcare providers make up for charging lower prices other ways, Kampine says. Cutting out the insurer as the middleman can significantly reduce the provider’s administrative and billing costs. And healthcare providers who get cash upfront don’t have to chase down the money later, either from a patient or the insurance company.  “It’s a much easier […]

Ask the Trade: Has Brexit influenced where and how people are spending money? | Cycling Industry News

Ask the Trade: Has Brexit influenced where and how people are spending money? | Cycling Industry News

Paul Thrupp, Cycling 2000 Not at this stage, but long-term our pricing and trading agreements with suppliers, as well as availability, may change where we source product. Richard Sault, Salt Dog Cycling As more of a bike accessories shop, not really. Looking around the trade shows and talking within the industry I think, bike-wise at […]

Your insurance company knows more about you than Facebook | CBS News

Your insurance company knows more about you than Facebook | CBS News

With billions of dollars on the line, insurers maintain a huge database of those they regard — correctly or erroneously — as bad risks. ISO, a subsidiary of Verisk Analytics, uses detailed reports from insurers to perform this type of “predictive analytics.” Insurers can also obtain crucial data on car accidents and violations on an […]

Colorado Price Transparency Law Potentially Confusing to Healthcare Consumers | Dark Daily

Colorado Price Transparency Law Potentially Confusing to Healthcare Consumers | Dark Daily

In an effort to promote price transparency in healthcare, Colorado legislators passed a new law requiring hospitals in that state to post self-pay prices for the most common procedures and treatments. Their hope is healthcare consumers who lack insurance will find it easier to price shop and, therefore, make informed healthcare decisions. However, not all […]