Tag: Pricing Model

Got tickets to Saturday’s Bruno Mars show? The guy sitting beside you may have paid hundreds of dollars less | The Star

Got tickets to Saturday’s Bruno Mars show? The guy sitting beside you may have paid hundreds of dollars less | The Star

A seven-month Toronto Star/CBC analysis of box office sales for the show, part of Mars’s 24K Magic world tour, reveals the hidden tricks of the ticketing trade that allow manipulation of seat prices, create the appearance of scarcity and maximize revenues. The effect: fans pay more — or get left out entirely. The mysterious world […]

High drug prices: America’s migraine (and how to fix it) | The Philadelphia Tribune

High drug prices: America’s migraine (and how to fix it) | The Philadelphia Tribune

Americans go to the pharmacy a lot. We fill an average 12.6 prescriptions per year, and more than half of us regularly take medications—four, on average. Like covering rent or filling the gas tank, taking and paying for medicine has become part of our everyday lives. It’s not a stretch to suggest that the average […]

Hilton Bumps Up Award Night Costs | Simple Flying

Hilton Bumps Up Award Night Costs | Simple Flying

Hilton has made it a little more difficult to do so, through dynamic pricing (which means that the number of points you need to book a room is relative to the cash price for that particular room, which as we all know can change from minute to minute based on how many people are looking […]

Ticketmaster Just Got Exposed For Using Secret Tactics To Trick Canadians Into Overpaying For Concert Tickets | Narcity

Ticketmaster Just Got Exposed For Using Secret Tactics To Trick Canadians Into Overpaying For Concert Tickets | Narcity

A CBC News and Toronto Star investigation has revealed something a lot of us have already suspected – Ticketmaster is ripping customers off huge. The two news outlets did some digging into ticket sales for Bruno Mars shows in Toronto over the last seven months and uncovered the shocking ways that the company has been […]

New downloads of MoviePass have plummeted as the service has introduced unpopular features | Connecticut Post

New downloads of MoviePass have plummeted as the service has introduced unpopular features | Connecticut Post

Sharp declines corresponded with changes to the service (seen above). Downloads dropped from 330,000 in June to about 240,000 in July after MoviePass announced its unpopular surge pricing feature, in which users would have to pay extra for popular movies during busy showtimes. Downloads then dropped to 80,000 in August after MoviePass announced it would […]

Recondo Technology’s Chief Product Officer to Speak about Price Transparency and Payor/Provider Challenges at Becker’s 4th Annual Health IT + Revenue Cycle Conference | Markets Insider

Recondo Technology’s Chief Product Officer to Speak about Price Transparency and Payor/Provider Challenges at Becker’s 4th Annual Health IT + Revenue Cycle Conference | Markets Insider

DENVER, Sept. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — In response to the recent IPPS Final Rule issued by CMS requiring hospitals to post their standard charges online, Recondo Technology is embarking on an educational initiative to inform providers how to provide authentic price transparency to patients. As part of this effort, the company’s Chief Product Officer, Heather […]

House Rejects Senate Bill Provision to Require Disclosure of Drug Prices in Television Commercials | BioSpace

House Rejects Senate Bill Provision to Require Disclosure of Drug Prices in Television Commercials | BioSpace

The U.S. House of Representatives has split with the Senate over requiring pharmaceutical companies to disclose the list price of their prescription medications in television advertisements. The notion of including the cost of medications was a key provision of the White House’s healthcare proposal. In August the Senate approved a measure to disclose drug prices […]

Sinemia’s $30 unlimited plan tries to fill a MoviePass-shaped hole | Engadget

Sinemia’s $30 unlimited plan tries to fill a MoviePass-shaped hole | Engadget

MoviePass attracted a lot of users with its $10 one-movie-per-day subscription plan, but as the last few months have shown, that price point was rather unsustainable. As its money troubles mounted, the company hit its subscribers with a number of sudden plan changes including surge pricing, limited film selections and, recently, a reduction to just […]

Lawmakers Halt Push for Drug Prices in TV Ads | RAPS

Lawmakers Halt Push for Drug Prices in TV Ads | RAPS

In an effort to get the first set of FY 2019 appropriations bills to the President’s desk, US House leaders scrapped a bipartisan amendment that would have required drugmakers to include list prices in direct-to-consumer (DTC) television ads. The amendment—sponsored by Sens. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA)—was offered and subsequently withdrawn during a […]

State warned against pharmacy middlemen’s Whack-a-Mole | Record Courier

State warned against pharmacy middlemen’s Whack-a-Mole | Record Courier

As Ohio seeks to reduce costs and bring more transparency to Medicaid’s $3 billion-plus prescription drug program, experts warn: Don’t solve one problem by creating others. Pharmacy benefits managers, who are the middlemen in the process of pricing and paying for prescription drugs through various insurance programs, are the focus of the state’s attention. “They […]