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Solar and storage groups call for dynamic pricing of electricity in California | pv magazine USA

Solar and storage groups call for dynamic pricing of electricity in California | pv magazine USA

Dynamic pricing could advance renewables while cutting both customer costs and system costs, suggests a petition from solar and storage industry participants. They call for a rulemaking process to give all customers the option to choose real-time pricing. As the enabling technologies of battery storage, electric vehicles, and automated demand response technology become more common, […]

Forbes Healthcare Summit Sparks Conversations About Pricing, Innovation in Pharma | BioSpace

Forbes Healthcare Summit Sparks Conversations About Pricing, Innovation in Pharma | BioSpace

Another point that was raised during the summit was what the future neighborhood drugstore may look like. Larry Murlow, CEO of CVS, said that the retail space of the neighborhood stores will likely be dedicated to other services in the future as it moves to change the healthcare model. Murlow suggested that the future drugstore won’t […]

Could retroactive DIR fees become a thing of the past? | American Pharmacists Association

Could retroactive DIR fees become a thing of the past? | American Pharmacists Association

Under CMS proposed rule, price concessions would be reflected at point of sale APhA and other pharmacy groups hailed a CMS proposed rule that, if finalized, would pass drug price concessions directly to Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D beneficiaries at the pharmacy counter. The proposed rule would account for pharmacy price concessions, also known […]

Company will refund customers affected by price gouging during Hurricane Harvey | SBG San Antonio

Company will refund customers affected by price gouging during Hurricane Harvey | SBG San Antonio

AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Tuesday that the owner of several gas stations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area will repay customers who were price gouged during Hurricane Harvey last year. Paxton’s office received complaints that the two gas stations owned by Bains Brothers, LLC were charging up to $6.99 per gallon of […]

DTI urged to check sugar price surge | Inquirer Business

DTI urged to check sugar price surge | Inquirer Business

Labor groups and the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) have called on the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to look into the excessive pricing of sugar in the market when prices at the mill-gate level have already began to dip. In a roundtable discussion with sugar stakeholders on Monday, Laban Konsyumer president and former trade […]

Price Transparency at the Point of Care Boosts Patient Savings and Prescriber Efficiency | Business Wire

Price Transparency at the Point of Care Boosts Patient Savings and Prescriber Efficiency | Business Wire

ARLINGTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Surescripts released new data revealing the significant impact of its benefit optimization tools, which have realized measurable cost and time savings for patients and providers. Prescribers utilizing Surescripts Real-Time Prescription Benefit saved patients as much as $8,032 in out-of-pocket costs on a single prescription. Further, when prescribing a medication requiring a prior authorization […]

How price transparency could affect anesthesia practices — 5 takeaways | Becker’s ASC Review

How price transparency could affect anesthesia practices — 5 takeaways | Becker’s ASC Review

As the federal government pushes for increased price transparency, anesthesia practices should prepare to see volume changes at their facilities, according to Anesthesia Business Consultants President and CEO Tony Mira. Here are five takeaways: 1. With patients’ out-of-pocket costs growing, the federal government has made price transparency a top priority. … 4. With this tool, […]

GOP balks at Trump drug pricing plan | TheHill

GOP balks at Trump drug pricing plan | TheHill

Republican opposition is building to a proposal from President Trump to lower drug prices in Medicare. The rare break between Trump and Republican allies follows an aggressive step from the president in October that would tie certain Medicare drug prices to lower prices in other countries, a departure from the traditional GOP position. A coalition of […]

Spotlight on drug pricing could be catalyst for change in US biosimilar landscape | Endpoints News

Spotlight on drug pricing could be catalyst for change in US biosimilar landscape | Endpoints News

While biosim­i­lar mak­ers have long es­tab­lished them­selves in Eu­rope, only a few copy­cat ver­sions of bi­o­log­ics have launched in the nascent US mar­ket, which is be­gin­ning to show signs of ma­tur­ing, but is com­pli­cated by a re­im­burse­ment land­scape frac­tured by mul­ti­ple play­ers. The spot­light on drug pric­ing, how­ever, may at long last pro­vide the cat­a­lyst for […]

HHS implements long-awaited 340B drug price transparency rule | Healthcare Finance News

HHS implements long-awaited 340B drug price transparency rule | Healthcare Finance News

The Department of Health and Human Services will implement the long-delayed final rule for enforcing 340B drug ceiling price transparency, on January 1, 2019. The rule directs pharmaceutical manufacturers participating in the 340B drug pricing program to disclose the maximum per unit ceiling price that can be charged to 340B hospitals. Enforcement will be maintained […]