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Call to ‘shop around for funeral’ as sector faces major shake-up | This is Money

Call to ‘shop around for funeral’ as sector faces major shake-up | This is Money

Shopping around for a funeral is anathema to many people who lose loved ones or close relatives. But such inertia – understandable though it may be – is allowing some funeral directors to get away with sky-high prices. Last week, the Competition & Markets Authority confirmed it would be launching a full-blown probe into the […]

Price War Set to Hit the U.K. Funeral Sector Over CMA Probe | Bloomberg

Price War Set to Hit the U.K. Funeral Sector Over CMA Probe | Bloomberg

Shares of the U.K.’s largest publicly-traded funeral firm, Dignity Plc, dropped as much as 18 percent as the competition watchdog warned that recent tariff reductions by British undertakers haven’t been enough to tackle years of hikes in the industry. Price increases over the past decade, particularly by larger chains, can’t be justified by higher costs […]

Businesses fined for selling goods above MRP, not displaying prices | Borneo Bulletin Online

Businesses fined for selling goods above MRP, not displaying prices | Borneo Bulletin Online

TWO businesses were each issued a compound fine of BND500 for selling price-controlled goods above their maximum retail price (MRP), including cooking oil, formulated powdered milk, and rice, while another two businesses were issued warning notices for not displaying price tags during an inspection. The inspection was conducted in Kampong Tanjung Bunut and Sengkurong by […]

Fake discounts in stores fool some shoppers more than others—here’s why | MarketWatch

Fake discounts in stores fool some shoppers more than others—here’s why | MarketWatch

It’s an experience most of us have had when shopping in a store. You’re rifling through the sales rack in search of a bargain. You find a shirt and trying to decide if it’s worth buying, so you look at the original price. But if you’re shopping at a dishonest retailer, what’s on the price […]

Why a patient paid a $285 copay for a $40 drug | PBS NewsHour

Why a patient paid a $285 copay for a $40 drug | PBS NewsHour

In the case of Z. Ming Ma and his wife Gretchen Liu, there was no pharmacist involved, because they purchased the medication directly from Express Scripts. Express Scripts’ Brian Henry reiterated to PBS NewsHour Weekend that the company does not engage in clawbacks and opposes the practice. And he also blamed the health insurer, Anthem, […]

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 […]