Tag: Price Transparency

SaaS Pricing Strategy: Who’s your Hero? Who’s your Decoy? | CMO-as-a-Service

SaaS Pricing Strategy: Who’s your Hero? Who’s your Decoy? | CMO-as-a-Service

Pricing a SaaS Service is not very different from anything other Software Pricing Strategy. While you want to keep renewal friction at a minimum, all other “rules” of pricing psychology still apply. While most companies out there have intuitively embraced the ‘rule of 3’, I often encounter teams who don’t really know where this rule […]

Angry shippers accuse carriers of ‘price-signalling’ with ‘unjustified’ surcharges | The Loadstar

Angry shippers accuse carriers of ‘price-signalling’ with ‘unjustified’ surcharges | The Loadstar

The European Shippers Council (ESC) has accused container lines of price-signalling, following a wave of emergency bunker surcharges (EBSs). A letter to the European Commission claims the introduction of an EBS by “most of the largest” container lines at the start of June was “unjustified”. “Oil prices had indeed been rising during the last month, but the latest […]

Posting prices may help both surgeons and patients | Futurity

Posting prices may help both surgeons and patients | Futurity

Publicly posting the price of tonsillectomies, uncomplicated births, and other common procedures can increase business, revenue, and patient satisfaction at outpatient surgery centers, according to a small study. “There’s a growing movement in the United States for transparent and fixed pricing for predictable services…” A report in the American Surgeon suggests that hospitals and other […]

SRA expands price publication plans to new practice areas | Law Society Gazette

SRA expands price publication plans to new practice areas | Law Society Gazette

The Solicitors Regulation Authority has widened the areas of law under which firms will be required to publish prices – and firms have six months in which to comply. The regulator said today it had made the decision after ‘engaging with’ more than 21,000 members of the public and the profession. Under the plans, firms […]

Want to help patients? Get rid of drug rebates, HHS chief says | FiercePharma

Want to help patients? Get rid of drug rebates, HHS chief says | FiercePharma

Drug rebates and list prices have been on a race to the top, and patients have paid the price. One solution, according to HHS Secretary Alex Azar? Sweep the rebate system aside entirely. “[E]verybody wins when list prices rise, except for the patients,” and overhauling the pricing system to remove drug rebates would help with […]

Vt. Takes Aim at Prescription Drug Prices | Valley News

Vt. Takes Aim at Prescription Drug Prices | Valley News

Gov. Phil Scott has signed S.92, which features two different approaches to the state’s prescription problem: It requires more detailed financial reporting from insurers and drug companies; and it promotes lower-priced alternatives to expensive specialty drugs called biologicals. The statute — now labeled Act 193 — also calls for a group representing state government, pharmacies, […]

HHS Secretary Azar outlines Trump administration’s drug pricing plan | CNBC

HHS Secretary Azar outlines Trump administration’s drug pricing plan | CNBC

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar intensified the Trump administration’s attack on drug middlemen Tuesday, even suggesting the elimination of discounts that critics say inflate pharmaceutical prices. President Donald Trump unveiled his administration’s blueprint to lower drug prices last month. It includes rethinking rebates, or discounts that firms called pharmacy benefit managers negotiate with […]

How early retail health clinics set the stage for today’s mega-mergers | STAT

How early retail health clinics set the stage for today’s mega-mergers | STAT

We did recognize the novelty of health care delivered by the right caregiver, in a convenient setting, at an affordable price that the clinician and the patient both knew. At the time, these concepts were new to health care and we believed that together they held the potential to have long-term influences on how the […]

NJ Passes Healthcare Price Transparency Law to Stop Surprise Bills | RevCycle Intelligence

NJ Passes Healthcare Price Transparency Law to Stop Surprise Bills | RevCycle Intelligence

New Jersey policymakers intend to alleviate the financial burden of surprise medical bills for emergency services by changing provider medical billing practices. For out-of-network services administered on an “emergency or urgent basis,” the law mandates that providers cannot charge in excess of a patient’s deductible, co-payment, or co-insurance amount applicable to in-network services. Health plans […]

Amazon Could Still Disrupt The Prescription Drug Market | Forbes

Amazon Could Still Disrupt The Prescription Drug Market | Forbes

While list prices of drugs in the U.S. continue to grow at an annual clip of around 6%, real or net U.S. drug prices, including discounts and rebates, fell 5.6 percent in the first quarter of 2018. Pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) appear to be successfully lowering net prices of drugs through higher rebates and co-payment […]