Tag: Price Setting

Trump’s Drug Pricing Czar Found With ‘Multiple Blunt Force Injuries,’ Ruled Suicide | The Epoch Times

Trump’s Drug Pricing Czar Found With ‘Multiple Blunt Force Injuries,’ Ruled Suicide | The Epoch Times

The high-level federal official tasked with lowering drug prices was found dead and, according to authorities in Washington, took his own life. Daniel Best was the senior adviser to Alex Azar, secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), for drug pricing reform. … Two days before his death, HHS published a question-and-answer article where Best explained […]

Health IT Adoption of Surescripts Price Transparency Tool Surges | EHR Intelligence

Health IT Adoption of Surescripts Price Transparency Tool Surges | EHR Intelligence

November 16, 2018 – Surescripts is experiencing a surge in new users as health IT adoption of its Real-Time Prescription Benefit tool increases fortyfold in a year. Prescribers have so far used the tool 30 million times to view patient-specific price and therapeutic alternative information since the EHR-integrated tool’s launch in 2017. EHR vendors comprising 77 […]

Pfizer preps a laundry list of drug price hikes for the New Year — let the political fireworks begin | Endpoints News

Pfizer preps a laundry list of drug price hikes for the New Year — let the political fireworks begin | Endpoints News

Pfizer is billing this as a re­strained and com­pletely rea­son­able move, but the pharma giant has just thrown down a gaunt­let beg­ging Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump to pick it up. On Fri­day af­ter­noon the pharma giant $PFE put out a state­ment say­ing that it’s hold­ing the price line on 90% of its drug port­fo­lio come the […]

Are You CalculatingYour Prices Correctly? | VMD Today

Are You CalculatingYour Prices Correctly? | VMD Today

Is there a better way to calculate fees? According to American Animal Hospital Association CEO Mike Cavanaugh, DVM, DABVP (Emeritus), pricing is a critical issue. “Developing a pricing strategy as a component of a practice’s strategic plan is an investment in future success,” he said at the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (VHMA) Critical Issues Summit […]

On health care, Dems go from running to baby steps | fltimes

On health care, Dems go from running to baby steps | fltimes

Lowering drug prices is a top priority for House Democrats and President Donald Trump. Leaders of both parties identified this issue last week as a possible area for bipartisanship. But Democrats’ more ambitious plans, like allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices, aren’t expected to advance in the Republican Senate. Instead, issues like increasing transparency or […]

Uber Rewards gives ride discounts and other perks to frequent riders | USA Today

Uber Rewards gives ride discounts and other perks to frequent riders | USA Today

Four levels, each with different perks The points will go toward placing you in one of four tiers – Blue, Gold, Platinum and Diamond – that will determine what perks you are eligible for. Blue is the standard level, with every 500 points netting you $5 in Uber Cash, the company’s virtual currency that can be used […]

Deliveroo Australia rolls out dynamic pricing based on distance | news.com.au

Deliveroo Australia rolls out dynamic pricing based on distance | news.com.au

Food delivery company Deliveroo has ditched its flat $5 delivery fee in favour of dynamic pricing based on the restaurant’s distance to the customer. As a result of the variable fees introduced last month, which range from as low as $2.95 to a maximum of $6.95, Deliveroo says “more than 50 per cent” of customers […]

European Consumers Should Expect Higher Prices for Everything From Flights to Paint | Bloomberg

European Consumers Should Expect Higher Prices for Everything From Flights to Paint | Bloomberg

European companies are still finding ways to raise prices even as confidence weakens and the economy cools. Businesses from airlines to manufacturers say they’ll probably need to act to protect profits as costs including wages rise. For the European Central Bank, a trend of stronger pay growth and inflation is just what it needs to […]

92% of Providers Concerned About Hospital Price Transparency Rule | RevCycle Intelligence

92% of Providers Concerned About Hospital Price Transparency Rule | RevCycle Intelligence

About 43 percent are also unsure how they will publish their pricing information to comply with the CMS hospital price transparency rule by Jan. 1, 2019. November 12, 2018 – Ninety-two percent of healthcare providers are concerned about the new hospital price transparency requirement recently finalized by CMS, a new poll shows. CMS finalized the hospital […]

Something Happened to U.S. Drug Costs in the 1990s | The New York Times

Something Happened to U.S. Drug Costs in the 1990s | The New York Times

Another potential explanation is that Americans take more expensive brand-name drugs than cheaper generics relative to their overseas counterparts. This doesn’t hold up either. We use a greater proportion of generic drugs here than most other countries — 84 percent of prescriptions are generic. Though Americans take a lower proportion of brand-name drugs, the prices […]