Tag: Price Setting

Maryland health regulator expands hospital price transparency efforts | FierceHealthcare

Maryland health regulator expands hospital price transparency efforts | FierceHealthcare

The Maryland Health Care Commission is expanding its price transparency initiative with tools aimed at getting consumers pushing for information about cost and quality directly from hospitals and doctors. Launched last fall, the MHCC’s “Wear the Cost” initiative provides prices at Maryland hospitals for common nonemergent procedures including hip replacements, knee replacements, hysterectomies and vaginal births to allow residents see the differences […]

Changing The Way Medicare Pays Doctors | Forbes

Changing The Way Medicare Pays Doctors | Forbes

Cutting the reward money But small physician practices and even larger groups with few Medicare patients may opt out of the new payment system.  CMS is also said it wants to experiment with excluding physicians in Medicare Advantage managed care plans from MIPs participation. As a result, reports the online journal Modern Healthcare, the amount […]

BMW launches ride-sharing service [too] | WILX

BMW launches ride-sharing service [too] | WILX

BMW is launching a new ride-sharing service in Seattle to compete with Uber and Lyft. … Drivers are full-time employees hired by third party transportation companies. Customers can hail a car immediately or schedule a ride up to a week in advance. Trips cost $2.40 per mile plus 40 cents per minute, with no surge […]

Hidden Uber Costs? Drivers ask company to be more transparent with fees | KSAZ

Hidden Uber Costs? Drivers ask company to be more transparent with fees | KSAZ

“There’s no transparency,” said one of the four drivers interviewed by FOX 10’s Matt Galka. “In the rider app you can’t even see the charge breakdown.” The four drivers wished to remain anonymous, in fear of retaliation from Uber. They want to keep driving, and thought if they spoke out, the company would end their ability […]

Trump’s Drug Plan Picks Up Momentum as Merck Lowers Some Prices | Bloomberg

Trump’s Drug Plan Picks Up Momentum as Merck Lowers Some Prices | Bloomberg

The Trump administration moved swiftly in the past 24 hours to implement pieces of its plan to bring down drug prices, preparing several significant steps as one of the biggest U.S. drugmakers said it would bring down the cost of some medicines. The Health and Human Services Department on Wednesday night submitted a proposal to […]

All-Payers Claims Databases May Increase Healthcare Price Transparency | Health Payer Intelligence

All-Payers Claims Databases May Increase Healthcare Price Transparency | Health Payer Intelligence

July 18, 2018 – Leveraging the data of all-payers claims databases (APCDs) could improve healthcare price transparency for consumers, according to testimony presented at a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing. Jamie S. King, a professor at the USC Hastings College of Law, told the committee that APCDs could address price transparency challenges if stakeholders use […]

Airbnb treads carefully as regulator demands transparency | PitchBook

Airbnb treads carefully as regulator demands transparency | PitchBook

After facing off with the likes of Uber and Google, the European Commission has done it again. The Commission and EU consumer authorities have given Airbnb seven weeks to revise its terms and conditions after announcing they do not comply with current rules. The announcement includes the assertion that the second most valuable startup in […]

Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices could offer a way forward in fight against mushrooming costs | TheHill

Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices could offer a way forward in fight against mushrooming costs | TheHill

At a hearing before the Senate Finance Committee last month, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) asked Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar if he agreed “that there are scenarios where pharmaceutical companies increase the list price of their product and price-gouge consumers for no reason other than to increase their profit margin?” Secretary Azar’s response […]

CMS Proposes Drug Pricing, Price Transparency Changes for Medicare | healthpayerintelligence.com

CMS Proposes Drug Pricing, Price Transparency Changes for Medicare | healthpayerintelligence.com

July 13, 2018 – CMS has proposed a series of policy changes for Medicare that would promote prescription drug affordability within Medicare, and has also requested stakeholder comments about ways to improve price transparency for Medicare services. As part of changes to the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS), CMS would adopt a new pricing model […]

‘If you tell your agency to chase price, then that’s what they’ll do’: Confessions of a former agency exec | Digiday

‘If you tell your agency to chase price, then that’s what they’ll do’: Confessions of a former agency exec | Digiday

Was it a challenge to get a client to try the test? If you tell your agency to chase price, then that’s what they’ll do. And if you measure the right thing, the actual cost of it is almost irrelevant. It’s hard to get some clients to reconcile with that, and that’s why I think […]