Tag: Pricing Model

Feeling squeezed by pricing pressure? Here’s what to do | Advisor.ca

Feeling squeezed by pricing pressure? Here’s what to do | Advisor.ca

If you’re feeling pricing pressure, you’re not alone. At CFA Toronto’s Annual Wealth Conference this week, about two-thirds of audience members said they feel price pressure. (The question was asked and answered via smartphone, with responses tabulated.) In the current environment of low-cost online competition, that pressure comes as no surprise and will likely increase. […]

11 ASCs embracing price transparency | Becker’s ASC Review

11 ASCs embracing price transparency | Becker’s ASC Review

Here are 11 surgery centers with prices posted online for their procedures. Boulder (Colo.) Surgery Center. Boulder Surgery Center provides estimates for the 25 most commonly performed procedures on its website. The prices don’t apply to patients covered by health insurance. Healthcare providers are required by Colorado’s Transparency in Healthcare Pricing Act of 2017 to […]

From cab to Uber to cab, drivers try to find a way to make a living | Philly

From cab to Uber to cab, drivers try to find a way to make a living | Philly

The legislation legalizing ride-share businesses in Philadelphia allowed cabs also to increase their rates during busy times — which Uber calls surge pricing —  but so far, none has done it, Kirlin said. People in the industry see a consistent rate as an asset that could attract customers, she said. Leventhal noted cab drivers’ training, pointing […]

Senators Focus on Hospital Drug Discount Program | Medpage Today

Senators Focus on Hospital Drug Discount Program | Medpage Today

WASHINGTON — The 340B discount program for prescription drugs used by safety-net hospitals needs better government oversight, several watchdog agency officials said at a Senate hearing. Although the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), which oversees the program, has taken some important steps to improve oversight, “a number of important issues remain,” said Debra Draper, […]

How reconsidering pricing strategy could help save more hepatitis C patients | Becker’s Hospital Review

How reconsidering pricing strategy could help save more hepatitis C patients | Becker’s Hospital Review

Hepatitis C treatment experts are recommending a revised pricing strategy implemented at the state level that could help a greater number of affected patients access the treatment, according to a report published in Annals of Internal Medicine. “These innovative therapies can cure hepatitis C, but the high costs put them out of reach for the […]

Spireites CEO explains season ticket pricing strategy as details are released | Derbyshire Times

Spireites CEO explains season ticket pricing strategy as details are released | Derbyshire Times

Chesterfield hope their reduced season ticket prices will entice many supporters to renew for next season in the National League. The club’s CEO Michael Dunford has explained the thinking behind the reductions, with prices being made public today before the tickets are put on sale next Monday. Matchday tickets will range from £16 to £20, […]

Vermont becomes first state to permit drug imports from Canada | POLITICO

Vermont becomes first state to permit drug imports from Canada | POLITICO

Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott Wednesday signed legislation making his state the first to legalize importing prescription drugs from Canada, an idea President Donald Trump’s top health officials oppose that’s also drawn fierce opposition from the pharmaceutical industry. A spokeswoman for Scott said he signed the bill Wednesday morning. The measure had overwhelming support in […]

Trump tries to break America’s addiction to high drug prices | Washington Examiner

Trump tries to break America’s addiction to high drug prices | Washington Examiner

President Trump, like former President Barack Obama, campaigned on the promise of taking on high drug prices. Trump, unlike Obama, is actually trying to keep that promise. The White House and the Department of Health and Human Services in recent days rolled out dozens of policies, which, if enacted, will lower the market prices we […]

Drug price ‘gag clauses’ make your medicine more expensive. Now, they’re under fire nationally | Philly

Drug price ‘gag clauses’ make your medicine more expensive. Now, they’re under fire nationally | Philly

Nancy Gordon is a retired insurance agent, fluent in health-care industry jargon, and even she can’t make sense of the prices she pays for prescription drugs. Last year, a three-month supply of Eliquis, which prevents blood clots, cost from $116 to $466 through her Medicare Part D prescription plan. The 75-year-old Philadelphia resident was thrilled […]

Who Benefits From Transparent Pricing? | INSEAD Knowledge

Who Benefits From Transparent Pricing? | INSEAD Knowledge

Price opacity used to be the norm, but the arrival of the internet – with mass information sharing and price comparison sites – changed the consumer world for good. In the B2C world, consumers can find the cheapest deal with just web access and a bit of time. Although the B2B realm is somewhat more […]