Tag: Pricing Policies

Trump signs bills aimed at increasing drug price transparency | CNNPolitics

Trump signs bills aimed at increasing drug price transparency | CNNPolitics

Washington (CNN) – President Donald Trump signed two pieces of legislation into law on Wednesday that aim to inform consumers about drug prices. Both measures, the Know the Lowest Price Act and the Patient Right to Know Drug Prices Act, aim to end the drug industry’s so-called gag orders of pharmacists, which prevent them from […]

The exciting new idea hospitals have to bring down drug prices | Vox

The exciting new idea hospitals have to bring down drug prices | Vox

Let’s talk about an unambiguously interesting, promising, and maybe even downright good piece of health care news you might have missed: A group of hospitals is banding together to produce cheap generic drugs to fight off egregious price hikes and drug shortages. The not-for-profit venture is called Civica Rx, and the company announced itself last […]

Five-year pricing strategy offers ‘stability’ – MU Chair [Podcast] | Manx Radio

Five-year pricing strategy offers ‘stability’ – MU Chair [Podcast] | Manx Radio

Proposals to link future price increases to Manx CPI Proposed changes to the charging structure for electricity, water and sewerage in the Island will offer consumers ‘stability’, according to the chair of Manx Utilities. Dr Alex Allinson will put forward a new five-year pricing strategy at the October sitting of Tynwald. If approved, it would see annual […]

Intermountain’s Liljenquist on price transparency, insulin and having 3 brothers with diabetes | Healthcare Dive

Intermountain’s Liljenquist on price transparency, insulin and having 3 brothers with diabetes | Healthcare Dive

As Intermountain Healthcare looks to upend the status quo by launching its own generic drug manufacturing firm, the health system is hoping the deal forces more transparency in the industry. Healthcare Dive chatted with Dan Liljenquist, the man leading the charge behind Civica Rx, about the status of the nonprofit drug venture as it looks to […]

A Tough Negotiator Proves Employers Can Bargain Down Health Care Prices | WUTC

A Tough Negotiator Proves Employers Can Bargain Down Health Care Prices | WUTC

A showdown with Montana’s hospitals Bartlett arrived in Helena, the state capital, in fall 2014 as an outsider navigating a minefield of established relationships. From the start, she knew she would have to tackle the staggering bills from the state’s hospitals, which made up the largest chunk of the plan’s expenses. It wouldn’t be popular […]

September fuel freeze not repeated in October as prices surge | Mining Weekly

September fuel freeze not repeated in October as prices surge | Mining Weekly

HIGH PRICES TO PERSIST South African Petroleum Industry Association (Sapia) executive director Avhapfani Tshifularo said the organisation supported the Minister’s decision to “apply the established rules on fuel pricing as these continue to provide certainty to consumers, investors and the industry as a whole”. He cautioned that high fuel prices were likely to persist for […]

CMS Clarifies Healthcare Price Transparency Rules for Hospitals | RevCycle Intelligence

CMS Clarifies Healthcare Price Transparency Rules for Hospitals | RevCycle Intelligence

October 01, 2018 – CMS recently expanded on new healthcare price transparency requirements for hospitals in a series of frequently asked questions (FAQs) published on its website. The FAQs cover which hospitals are subject to the new requirements, the definition of machine-readable, and what items and services furnished at the hospital must be included on the […]

Report highlights significant variation in healthcare costs | Augusta Free Press

Report highlights significant variation in healthcare costs | Augusta Free Press

Unlike insurers and employers, those without health insurance have very little information to help to negotiate costs.  On VHI’s website, consumers can gain leverage by using the average amount health insurance companies approve.  “With the release of the 2016 Healthcare Pricing Transparency report, VHI continues to serve as an unbiased resource for consumers trying to […]

House passes bills prohibiting pharmacy gag clauses on drug prices | Healthcare Finance News

House passes bills prohibiting pharmacy gag clauses on drug prices | Healthcare Finance News

WHAT HAPPENED On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed two bills that would prevent pharmacy benefit managers from putting gag clauses into contracts with pharmacies. The gag clauses restrict the pharmacist from telling customers they could pay less for a prescription if they paid the full price of the drug out-of-pocket rather than […]

Three take-aways from Nancy Guinto’s transparency testimony to the US Senate HELP Committee | State of Reform

Three take-aways from Nancy Guinto’s transparency testimony to the US Senate HELP Committee | State of Reform

Nancy Guinto, Executive Director of the Washington Health Alliance (WHA), testified before the US Senate HELP (Health, Education, Labor and Pensions) Committee last week about how price transparency initiatives can increase value in health care. The hearing was fourth in a series of five HELP committee hearings to examine health care cost reduction industry wide. […]