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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 […]

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 […]

Uber And Convoy Up The Ante In Freight Price Analytics | Benzinga

Uber And Convoy Up The Ante In Freight Price Analytics | Benzinga

Both Uber Freight and Convoy released new data-driven products last week meant to help shippers understand trends in freight markets. The competition between the two large digital brokerages appears to be heating up and is driving a new wave of technological innovation, creating more transparency and smoothing out information asymmetries. … In our view, Uber […]

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, […]

Two Digital Freight Brokers Focus on Price Transparency for Shippers | Transport Topics

Two Digital Freight Brokers Focus on Price Transparency for Shippers | Transport Topics

Digital freight brokers Convoy and Uber Freight have separately launched new tools intended to make pricing options for hauling loads more transparent for shippers. Convoy Shipper Platform 2.0 includes Market Outlook, which shows shippers current and future trends by region. Also, it adds a feature called Lane Network, which gives shippers real-time data about changes […]

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 […]

Why Surge Pricing and Blockchain Tracking at Restaurants Aren’t Far Off | Skift Table

Why Surge Pricing and Blockchain Tracking at Restaurants Aren’t Far Off | Skift Table

Kokonas, who is also co-owner of culinary reservation system Tock, previously told Bloomberg that he thinks customers should be able to pay for their meal in advance. “I’m a big advocate for dynamic pricing,” he said during the panel. Rather than create culinary gimmicks with artificially inflated prices to make ends meet, Kokonas thinks restaurants […]

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 […]

Surge Pricing May Save Your Favorite Restaurant | Bloomberg

Surge Pricing May Save Your Favorite Restaurant | Bloomberg

Next year, the restaurant experience will be defined more than ever by technology, according to the panelists at Bloomberg’s The Year Ahead: Luxury conference on Thursday. Blockchain, surge pricing, and facial-recognition software were all listed as ways that dining out will evolve in 2019. Maria Font Trabocchi, the Washington restaurateur behind Fiola and Del Mar, spoke about what’s to come in fine dining during […]

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 […]