Tag: pricing tricks

FAIR Drug Pricing Act will force drug cos to justify drastic price hikes | CNBC

FAIR Drug Pricing Act will force drug cos to justify drastic price hikes | CNBC

In today’s polarized political environment, it’s hard to find any issue that an Illinois Democrat and a Florida Republican can agree on. Here’s one: the skyrocketing costs of prescription drugs are a scourge that must be dealt with as soon as possible. Drug companies are making record profits and at the same time raising the […]

DENNIS ZINK: My two cents on pricing | Herald-Tribune

DENNIS ZINK: My two cents on pricing | Herald-Tribune

According to Wikipedia, pricing is the process whereby a business sets the price at which it will sell its products and services and may be part of the business’s marketing plan. In setting prices, the business will take into account the price at which it could acquire the goods, the manufacturing cost, the market-place, competition, […]

CMS Proposes Site-Neutral Payments, Drug Price Negotiation | Health Payer Intelligence

CMS Proposes Site-Neutral Payments, Drug Price Negotiation | Health Payer Intelligence

“If finalized, this proposal is projected to save patients about $150 million in lower copayments for clinic visits provided at an off-campus hospital outpatient department,” the agency said in a press release. “CMS is also proposing to close a potential loophole through which providers are billing patients more for visits in hospital outpatient departments when […]

Health Insurers Are Vacuuming Up Details About You | ProPublica

Health Insurers Are Vacuuming Up Details About You | ProPublica

People who downsize their homes tend to have higher health care costs, the company says. As do those whose parents didn’t finish high school. Patients who own more valuable homes are less likely to land back in the hospital within 30 days of their discharge. The company says it has validated its scores against insurance […]

Liquidation Deals Aren’t Always What They Seem | CBS Minnesota

Liquidation Deals Aren’t Always What They Seem | CBS Minnesota

A Craftsman riding mower was listed as 10 percent off for liquidation, priced at $1,889. But buyers could’ve saved $300 more dollars by purchasing it the week before, when the sale price had it listed for $1,499. It was a similar story for a Craftsman push mower. Sears’ current liquidation price: $450. Before liquidation, the […]

Airbnb commits to more transparent pricing | The Budapest Business Journal

Airbnb commits to more transparent pricing | The Budapest Business Journal

The GVH launched a procedure against Airbnb in October 2016 on suspicion that information on pricing it provided to consumers was misleading. Airbnb has committed to display on its Hungarian website the total price of lodging, including cleaning fees and fees for additional guests, once customers enter the dates of their planned stay, national news […]

Steps taken by the Government to bring transparency in fixing prices of essential medicines | Business Standard

Steps taken by the Government to bring transparency in fixing prices of essential medicines | Business Standard

In order to have transparency, a draft version of the Price Calculation Sheets for the proposed revised price notifications, including wherever applicable, the Price to Retailer (PTR) and Moving Annual Turnover (MAT) values adopted for calculations, is uploaded on the website of NPPA for 10 clear working days to invite comments from the affected pharmaceutical […]

Healthcare – An expensive purchase without a price tag | Triad Business Journal

Healthcare – An expensive purchase without a price tag | Triad Business Journal

Healthcare is often one of the most expensive and important purchases an individual can make. We often hear rumblings about cost and how we must become better consumers of healthcare. But how is that possible when we really don’t know how much things actually cost? When we go to the doctor for lab work or an x-ray, there […]

Why discounts are bad for energy customers | The Sydney Morning Herald

Why discounts are bad for energy customers | The Sydney Morning Herald

The ACCC’s final report is due mid-year, so I look forward to seeing how they tackle the discounting issue. In the meantime, Victoria has already moved to increase the transparency around energy bills, vowing to force retailers to spell out the dollar cost of offers, the dollar cost of not meeting conditions of discounts, and […]

Customers not getting the best deal: ACCC | SBS News

Customers not getting the best deal: ACCC | SBS News

“It’s almost impossible for customers to obtain accurate interest rate comparisons without investing a great deal of time and effort,” Mr Sims told reporters in Sydney after the report’s release on Thursday. Mr Sims said banks were not competing to offer borrowers the best price, with the watchdog uncovering evidence decision makers were trying to […]