Tag: Pricing Analytics

The Need for a NexGen CPQ Solution | Pricing Matters

The Need for a NexGen CPQ Solution | Pricing Matters

Price optimization to unlock ROI potential The Configure-Price-Quote (CPQ) software market growth is exploding. According to Gartner, CPQ market revenue was approximately $878 million in 2016, with a 20% CAGR expected through 2020. However, CPQ is not new, and many organizations that have invested in CPQ solutions are failing to meet expected ROI. So, what’s […]

Pinnacle warns of ‘intensified competition’ in grocery as Conagra deal nears | Food Dive

Pinnacle warns of ‘intensified competition’ in grocery as Conagra deal nears | Food Dive

Still, Brittany Weissman, an analyst at Edward Jones, told Food Dive last week that the deal was good for Conagra. The company in recent years has jettisoned its private label business and frozen potato company Lamb Weston to focus on its core brands, using M&A to bulk up in areas such as snacking and frozen where it already […]

Machine learning’s risk/reward challenge | Top1000Funds

Machine learning’s risk/reward challenge | Top1000Funds

AI will have a huge impact on financial services, particularly investment and risk management, in the next five years, a panel of experts said at the Fiduciary Investors Symposium at Stanford University. Machine learning systems that analyse data to mimic human cognitive behaviour around problem solving and thinking are growing as more data and cheap […]

Intermountain’s Liljenquist on price transparency, insulin and having 3 brothers with diabetes | Healthcare Dive

Intermountain’s Liljenquist on price transparency, insulin and having 3 brothers with diabetes | Healthcare Dive

As Intermountain Healthcare looks to upend the status quo by launching its own generic drug manufacturing firm, the health system is hoping the deal forces more transparency in the industry. Healthcare Dive chatted with Dan Liljenquist, the man leading the charge behind Civica Rx, about the status of the nonprofit drug venture as it looks to […]

A Tough Negotiator Proves Employers Can Bargain Down Health Care Prices | WUTC

A Tough Negotiator Proves Employers Can Bargain Down Health Care Prices | WUTC

A showdown with Montana’s hospitals Bartlett arrived in Helena, the state capital, in fall 2014 as an outsider navigating a minefield of established relationships. From the start, she knew she would have to tackle the staggering bills from the state’s hospitals, which made up the largest chunk of the plan’s expenses. It wouldn’t be popular […]

eBook: Five Ways Pricing Software Gets Sales in the Game | Vistaar

eBook: Five Ways Pricing Software Gets Sales in the Game | Vistaar

Traditional pricing software served primarily as a BI tool for pricing practitioners. Without clear, actionable pricing actions for sales, it left them on the sideline. However, modern pricing technology has taken on innovative approaches not just to assist pricing practitioners, but to operationalize the sales community. Pricing software now gets sales in the game. This eBook, […]

CMS Clarifies Healthcare Price Transparency Rules for Hospitals | RevCycle Intelligence

CMS Clarifies Healthcare Price Transparency Rules for Hospitals | RevCycle Intelligence

October 01, 2018 – CMS recently expanded on new healthcare price transparency requirements for hospitals in a series of frequently asked questions (FAQs) published on its website. The FAQs cover which hospitals are subject to the new requirements, the definition of machine-readable, and what items and services furnished at the hospital must be included on the […]

Report highlights significant variation in healthcare costs | Augusta Free Press

Report highlights significant variation in healthcare costs | Augusta Free Press

Unlike insurers and employers, those without health insurance have very little information to help to negotiate costs.  On VHI’s website, consumers can gain leverage by using the average amount health insurance companies approve.  “With the release of the 2016 Healthcare Pricing Transparency report, VHI continues to serve as an unbiased resource for consumers trying to […]

More US corporate giants warn tariffs will mean price hikes | StarTribune

More US corporate giants warn tariffs will mean price hikes | StarTribune

DETROIT — From Ford to Walmart to Procter & Gamble, a growing number of iconic American companies are warning that President Donald Trump’s tariffs on U.S. imports are raising their costs and prices. Jim Hackett, CEO of Ford, the second-largest U.S.-based automaker, said Wednesday that Trump’s taxes on imported steel and aluminum will cost Ford […]

Three take-aways from Nancy Guinto’s transparency testimony to the US Senate HELP Committee | State of Reform

Three take-aways from Nancy Guinto’s transparency testimony to the US Senate HELP Committee | State of Reform

Nancy Guinto, Executive Director of the Washington Health Alliance (WHA), testified before the US Senate HELP (Health, Education, Labor and Pensions) Committee last week about how price transparency initiatives can increase value in health care. The hearing was fourth in a series of five HELP committee hearings to examine health care cost reduction industry wide. […]