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Hospital Pricing Practices: Transparency And Clarity Are Lacking | Forbes

Hospital Pricing Practices: Transparency And Clarity Are Lacking | Forbes

The average price of a night in the hospital is six times higher in the U.S.than in Australia. Even when compared to similar multi-payer healthcare systems that have a dominant private component, such as Switzerland, hospital costs are still significantly higher in the U.S. Are higher hospital costs justifiable? Certainly, the typical fixed costs, such as amortization, […]

Pricing just leaked for the new camera phone that’ll put iPhones and the Galaxy S10 to shame | BGR

Pricing just leaked for the new camera phone that’ll put iPhones and the Galaxy S10 to shame | BGR

It won’t be available from any US carrier, but the first real Galaxy S10 and iPhone XS rival is almost here. Next week, Huawei will take the wraps off the Huawei P30 series in Paris, France, although the designs of the new phones and their specs were already revealed not too long ago. And now […]

Why Litecoin Prices Have Doubled This Year | Forbes

Why Litecoin Prices Have Doubled This Year | Forbes

Litecoin has been having a good year. While many digital currencies have been struggling during the so-called crypto winter, litecoin has been enjoying significant upside. Thus far in 2019, the cryptocurrency has rallied more than 100%, climbing from $30.35 on January 1 to $62.77 on March 17, CoinMarketCap data shows. [Ed note: Investing in cryptocoins or tokens is […]

New iPhone Fights Steve Jobs’ Surprising Mistake | Forbes

New iPhone Fights Steve Jobs’ Surprising Mistake | Forbes

During the iPhone’s explosive growth period, Apple followed through on Steve Jobs’ strategy. Keep the price of the hardware high, but keep the price of software and services as low as possible. That juiced Apple’s revenue and profits to record-breaking levels. Now the hardware market is saturated, iPhone sales are no longer climbing, and Tim […]

Ohio appeals over blocked health care transparency law | Dayton Daily News

Ohio appeals over blocked health care transparency law | Dayton Daily News

Hospitals and insurance companies typically agree to confidentiality clauses that prevent them from sharing the in-network prices they’ve negotiated, and while there are business reasons for confidentiality, it creates problems for patients wanting to understand their costs. “In the middle of all this is the consumer and the employer being penalized,” Campanella said. The law […]

Hospitals May Have To Report Prices Negotiated With The Insurers | TricksTrend

Hospitals May Have To Report Prices Negotiated With The Insurers | TricksTrend

As per some reliable sources, the Trump administration has proposed a rule where the hospitals need to publicize the negotiated prices with the insurers. The decision intends to promote price transparency and allows customers to benefit from healthcare services. The Director of outreach and public affairs quoted that it is a huge step towards true […]

India Just Slashed Prices For Nearly 400 Cancer Drugs | Care2 Causes

India Just Slashed Prices For Nearly 400 Cancer Drugs | Care2 Causes

India has introduced strong caps on cancer drug prices, in many cases slashing the drugs’ cost by as much as 87 percent. On March 8, India’s National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) released a list of 390 medicines used in cancer treatment which the government is now bringing under a trade cap margin of 30 percent. This […]

Hospital price lists not a ‘silver bullet,’ but first step toward empowering patients | cleveland.com

Hospital price lists not a ‘silver bullet,’ but first step toward empowering patients | cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio – A recent requirement for more transparency in hospital pricing could be the first step in transforming the healthcare industry into a consumer-driven one, making shopping for a procedure more like buying a house or a car. Under new federal regulations, hospitals have to post a list of service prices, called chargemasters, on […]

So The Pricing Policy Of Black Ops 4 Spoils The Spring Event For Many Fans | Matzav Review

So The Pricing Policy Of Black Ops 4 Spoils The Spring Event For Many Fans | Matzav Review

What do angry fans say? Numerous players are stirring up the price policy of Black Ops 4 again. Because the appropriate event rewards for Shamrock & Awe – for many the main motivation to contest the event – are hidden behind a € 20 wall. There are no other rewards. In addition, the opportunity to […]

San Antonio Hospitals’ Price Lists May Leave Consumers With More Questions Than Answers | Rivard Report

San Antonio Hospitals’ Price Lists May Leave Consumers With More Questions Than Answers | Rivard Report

You need your knee replaced and want to know how much it’s going to cost. Price information is out there, but deciphering it may not be easy. To comply with a new federal law, San Antonio hospitals have posted the prices for services and procedures for everything from a semi-private room to surgical screws to […]