Tag: Pricing Technology

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, […]

Shoppers love dynamic pricing, but 25% of retailers are skeptical of its effectiveness | FierceRetail

Shoppers love dynamic pricing, but 25% of retailers are skeptical of its effectiveness | FierceRetail

As many as 65% of consumers are open to price changes throughout the day, especially if a product is reaching a sell-by date, according to a new report by Displaydata and Planet Retail RNG. And about half, 52%, are open to dynamic pricing if it is to price match, even though 25% of retailers are […]

Rising Property Prices, Gambling Restrictions Among Reasons Why Cryptocurrency Is Alluring to South Koreans | EconoTimes

Rising Property Prices, Gambling Restrictions Among Reasons Why Cryptocurrency Is Alluring to South Koreans | EconoTimes

A strict stance on gambling, the difficulty in investing in the stock exchange, the rising prices and interest rates of properties, and the alluring emergence of cryptocurrency. These are some of the leading reasons why digital cash rose like a phoenix in South Korea. … The fiery demand, along with the smothering regulatory framework placed […]

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 […]

Airlines yet to remove dynamic pricing on tickets for city passengers | Times of India

Airlines yet to remove dynamic pricing on tickets for city passengers | Times of India

“Since the airlines are not allowed to operate on full passenger capacity due to load penalty, they had this dynamic pricing system. Passengers booking at the last moment will have to cough up more fare than the actual one. We request the airlines to remove the dynamic pricing system as load penalty is over at […]

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 […]

Can You Guess Which US Airline Is the Worst? | MoneyWise

Can You Guess Which US Airline Is the Worst? | MoneyWise

Each day, tens of thousands of commercial flights crisscross America’s skies, and passengers on board those planes can have vastly different flying experiences. The seats can be relatively roomy and comfortable — or cramped and feel like you’re sitting on upholstered cement. You might pay one fairly inclusive price, or find your low fare comes […]

Starbucks Raising Prices Despite Racial Backlash | Nasdaq.com

Starbucks Raising Prices Despite Racial Backlash | Nasdaq.com

(RTTNews.com) – Coffee retail giant Starbucks ( SBUX ) has raised prices for a cup of coffee between 10 cents and 20 cents on all sizes of brewed coffee at most of its over 8,000 company-operated stores across the U.S. The price of a 12-ounce “tall” cup of brewed coffee now ranges from $1.95 to […]