Tag: Pricing Analytics

Lack of price transparency, consolidation, reimbursements & more: 4 key issues facing ASCs | Becker’s ASC Review

Lack of price transparency, consolidation, reimbursements & more: 4 key issues facing ASCs | Becker’s ASC Review

Almost every other industry has price transparency, and it is time for healthcare to catch up, said Stephen Blake, JD, CEO of Arlington, Texas-based Central Park ENT & Surgery Center. “We need to bend the cost curve. Price transparency should be our culture. Every other industry has the capability. We shouldn’t be the only industry […]

Lack of price transparency, consolidation, reimbursements & more: 4 key issues facing ASCs | BEcker’s ASC

Lack of price transparency, consolidation, reimbursements & more: 4 key issues facing ASCs | BEcker’s ASC

Almost every other industry has price transparency, and it is time for healthcare to catch up, said Stephen Blake, JD, CEO of Arlington, Texas-based Central Park ENT & Surgery Center. “We need to bend the cost curve. Price transparency should be our culture. Every other industry has the capability. We shouldn’t be the only industry […]

Lowering Drug Prices in 3 Easy Pieces | American Council on Science and Health

Lowering Drug Prices in 3 Easy Pieces | American Council on Science and Health

The Trump administration made three proposals last week to influence drug prices, the good, the bad and the ugly. Ending a gag rule on pharmacists is good, the plan to put the “list” price of drugs on those direct to consumer (DTC) pharmaceutical ads is bad, and the consideration of basing US drug prices on […]

Trump adds a global pricing plan to wide attack on drug prices, but doubts persist | Salon

Trump adds a global pricing plan to wide attack on drug prices, but doubts persist | Salon

President Donald Trump’s new pledge to crack down on “the global freeloading” in prescription drugs had a sense of déjà vu. Five months ago, Trump unveiled a blueprint to address prohibitive drug prices, and his administration has been feverishly rolling out ideas ranging from posting drug prices on television ads to changing the rebates that […]

The true madness of a viral wing pricing scheme | The Verge

The true madness of a viral wing pricing scheme | The Verge

If you’ve been on Twitter in the past week, you may have seen this bewildering wing menu. I saw it a few days ago, and it has consumed my thoughts in every unoccupied moment since. We know nothing of where it came from or why, although it’s probably safe to assume it’s a wing place. […]

Healthcare price growth significantly outpaces inflation | Modern Healthcare

Healthcare price growth significantly outpaces inflation | Modern Healthcare

Healthcare prices continue to rise across the country, according to a new study. Over a five-year period, healthcare prices increased in 111 out of 112 metro areas analyzed by the Health Care Cost Institute. The outlier was Durham-Chapel Hill, N.C., where prices dropped 5% from 2012 to 2016, HCCI’s analysis of 1.78 billion commercial health […]

Drug Companies, Not ‘Middlemen’, Are Responsible For High Drug Prices | Forbes

Drug Companies, Not ‘Middlemen’, Are Responsible For High Drug Prices | Forbes

As pharmaceutical companies have faced more heat for their pricing practices, they’ve found someone else to blame: “middlemen” who extract discounts from drugmakers. But in fact, if it weren’t for middlemen like wholesalers and pharmacy benefit managers, drug prices would be even higher. When Donald Trump was running for President in 2016, he promised to […]

Maryland asks Supreme Court to uphold law against generic drug price-gouging | Becker’s Hospital Review

Maryland asks Supreme Court to uphold law against generic drug price-gouging | Becker’s Hospital Review

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a state law designed to combat price-gouging of generic drugs. He specifically seeks to reverse the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ April decision that the law violated the U.S. Constitution by attempting to regulate trade outside of Maryland, The Baltimore Sun […]

Trump health agenda: Transparent drug prices, lower insurance costs | USA Today

Trump health agenda: Transparent drug prices, lower insurance costs | USA Today

Price transparency is an FDA priority FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb told me that the focus at FDA has been to create more product competition both through “more efficient routes for generics to enter the market” as well as among branded medications. Paving the way for innovation brings more novel medications to market  “so that patients can […]

Feds, Big Pharma issue competing price transparency plans | Modern Healthcare

Feds, Big Pharma issue competing price transparency plans | Modern Healthcare

The war of words between Big Pharma and the Trump administration over soaring drug prices escalated last week with a pair of dueling news releases. Hours before the CMS issued a proposed regulation on price transparency, the trade group Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America announced modifications to its voluntary guidelines on direct-to-consumer advertising. Mainly, […]