Tag: Pricing Policies

Posting prices may help both surgeons and patients | Futurity

Posting prices may help both surgeons and patients | Futurity

Publicly posting the price of tonsillectomies, uncomplicated births, and other common procedures can increase business, revenue, and patient satisfaction at outpatient surgery centers, according to a small study. “There’s a growing movement in the United States for transparent and fixed pricing for predictable services…” A report in the American Surgeon suggests that hospitals and other […]

Transat: difficult to offset higher fuel prices with higher fares for customers | The Telegram

Transat: difficult to offset higher fuel prices with higher fares for customers | The Telegram

MONTREAL — Transat AT Inc. expects to have a more difficult summer season than last year as a result of a sudden increase in jet fuel prices since April and limited ability to pass along the cost to customers, senior executives told analysts Thursday. Annick Guerard, the travel company’s chief operating officer, said on a conference call that […]

India teams up with China to counter OPEC’s influence on fuel pricing | DNA India

India teams up with China to counter OPEC’s influence on fuel pricing | DNA India

With oil producers’ cartel OPEC playing havoc with prices, India discussed with China the possibility of forming an ‘oil buyers club’ that can negotiate better terms with sellers as well as getting more US crude oil to Asia to cut dominance of the oil block. As a follow up of Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan’s idea […]

Want to help patients? Get rid of drug rebates, HHS chief says | FiercePharma

Want to help patients? Get rid of drug rebates, HHS chief says | FiercePharma

Drug rebates and list prices have been on a race to the top, and patients have paid the price. One solution, according to HHS Secretary Alex Azar? Sweep the rebate system aside entirely. “[E]verybody wins when list prices rise, except for the patients,” and overhauling the pricing system to remove drug rebates would help with […]

Vt. Takes Aim at Prescription Drug Prices | Valley News

Vt. Takes Aim at Prescription Drug Prices | Valley News

Gov. Phil Scott has signed S.92, which features two different approaches to the state’s prescription problem: It requires more detailed financial reporting from insurers and drug companies; and it promotes lower-priced alternatives to expensive specialty drugs called biologicals. The statute — now labeled Act 193 — also calls for a group representing state government, pharmacies, […]

HHS Secretary Azar outlines Trump administration’s drug pricing plan | CNBC

HHS Secretary Azar outlines Trump administration’s drug pricing plan | CNBC

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar intensified the Trump administration’s attack on drug middlemen Tuesday, even suggesting the elimination of discounts that critics say inflate pharmaceutical prices. President Donald Trump unveiled his administration’s blueprint to lower drug prices last month. It includes rethinking rebates, or discounts that firms called pharmacy benefit managers negotiate with […]

How early retail health clinics set the stage for today’s mega-mergers | STAT

How early retail health clinics set the stage for today’s mega-mergers | STAT

We did recognize the novelty of health care delivered by the right caregiver, in a convenient setting, at an affordable price that the clinician and the patient both knew. At the time, these concepts were new to health care and we believed that together they held the potential to have long-term influences on how the […]

NJ Passes Healthcare Price Transparency Law to Stop Surprise Bills | RevCycle Intelligence

NJ Passes Healthcare Price Transparency Law to Stop Surprise Bills | RevCycle Intelligence

New Jersey policymakers intend to alleviate the financial burden of surprise medical bills for emergency services by changing provider medical billing practices. For out-of-network services administered on an “emergency or urgent basis,” the law mandates that providers cannot charge in excess of a patient’s deductible, co-payment, or co-insurance amount applicable to in-network services. Health plans […]

Have consumers gained back what they had lost from rising fuel prices? | cnbctv18.com

Have consumers gained back what they had lost from rising fuel prices? | cnbctv18.com

After oil marketing companies (OMCs) decided to keep the prices of auto fuels unchanged, since then, the prices in India were on a freeze for 19 consecutive days between April 25, 2018 and May 13, 2018. Many media reports during this period stating that the government had directed the OMCs no to raise auto fuel […]

Right price of sugar | The Indian Express

Right price of sugar | The Indian Express

The latest policy measures, ostensibly to help clear payment of arrears of around Rs 22,000 crore to sugarcane farmers, will only make a bad problem worse. Today, there is too much of sugar in India. Total availability from opening stocks of 40 lt and production of over 320 lt during the 2017-18 season (October-September) will […]