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Better health care price transparency coming soon | Wyoming Business Report

Better health care price transparency coming soon | Wyoming Business Report

SWEETWATER COUNTY — In April the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposed a new rule requiring hospitals to publish a list of standard charges on their websites. The rule will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2019. The goal of the rule is to “empower patients through better access to hospital price information, improve […]

Health IT Adoption of Surescripts Price Transparency Tool Surges | EHR Intelligence

Health IT Adoption of Surescripts Price Transparency Tool Surges | EHR Intelligence

November 16, 2018 – Surescripts is experiencing a surge in new users as health IT adoption of its Real-Time Prescription Benefit tool increases fortyfold in a year. Prescribers have so far used the tool 30 million times to view patient-specific price and therapeutic alternative information since the EHR-integrated tool’s launch in 2017. EHR vendors comprising 77 […]

Answering Your Questions about the IPI Drug Pricing Model | HHS

Answering Your Questions about the IPI Drug Pricing Model | HHS

How will this model affect patient access? Could this change my Medicare benefits? The IPI model does not include any restrictions on patient access or choice of drugs. This stands in marked contrast to proposals that would impose formularies in order to negotiate down drug prices. Given the size of the U.S. drug market and […]

Lack of price transparency, consolidation, reimbursements & more: 4 key issues facing ASCs | Becker’s ASC Review

Lack of price transparency, consolidation, reimbursements & more: 4 key issues facing ASCs | Becker’s ASC Review

Almost every other industry has price transparency, and it is time for healthcare to catch up, said Stephen Blake, JD, CEO of Arlington, Texas-based Central Park ENT & Surgery Center. “We need to bend the cost curve. Price transparency should be our culture. Every other industry has the capability. We shouldn’t be the only industry […]

Lack of price transparency, consolidation, reimbursements & more: 4 key issues facing ASCs | BEcker’s ASC

Lack of price transparency, consolidation, reimbursements & more: 4 key issues facing ASCs | BEcker’s ASC

Almost every other industry has price transparency, and it is time for healthcare to catch up, said Stephen Blake, JD, CEO of Arlington, Texas-based Central Park ENT & Surgery Center. “We need to bend the cost curve. Price transparency should be our culture. Every other industry has the capability. We shouldn’t be the only industry […]

Lowering Drug Prices in 3 Easy Pieces | American Council on Science and Health

Lowering Drug Prices in 3 Easy Pieces | American Council on Science and Health

The Trump administration made three proposals last week to influence drug prices, the good, the bad and the ugly. Ending a gag rule on pharmacists is good, the plan to put the “list” price of drugs on those direct to consumer (DTC) pharmaceutical ads is bad, and the consideration of basing US drug prices on […]

Trump adds a global pricing plan to wide attack on drug prices, but doubts persist | Salon

Trump adds a global pricing plan to wide attack on drug prices, but doubts persist | Salon

President Donald Trump’s new pledge to crack down on “the global freeloading” in prescription drugs had a sense of déjà vu. Five months ago, Trump unveiled a blueprint to address prohibitive drug prices, and his administration has been feverishly rolling out ideas ranging from posting drug prices on television ads to changing the rebates that […]

Trump health agenda: Transparent drug prices, lower insurance costs | USA Today

Trump health agenda: Transparent drug prices, lower insurance costs | USA Today

Price transparency is an FDA priority FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb told me that the focus at FDA has been to create more product competition both through “more efficient routes for generics to enter the market” as well as among branded medications. Paving the way for innovation brings more novel medications to market  “so that patients can […]

Feds, Big Pharma issue competing price transparency plans | Modern Healthcare

Feds, Big Pharma issue competing price transparency plans | Modern Healthcare

The war of words between Big Pharma and the Trump administration over soaring drug prices escalated last week with a pair of dueling news releases. Hours before the CMS issued a proposed regulation on price transparency, the trade group Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America announced modifications to its voluntary guidelines on direct-to-consumer advertising. Mainly, […]

Drug industry too resistant to pricing transparency | Toledo Blade

Drug industry too resistant to pricing transparency | Toledo Blade

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II pointed out that car-makers have to display a sticker price in the interest of transparency. Drug-makers should have to play by the same rules — especially when some prescriptions cost almost as much as a used car. If the proposed rule applied to commercials you watch […]