Tag: services pricing

The bidding process cannot be a rushed exercise | Gulf News

The bidding process cannot be a rushed exercise | Gulf News

There is a need for a shift in businesses’ perspective of pricing in the project services industry. The dichotomy of pricing and costing may sound complicated, but it is essential people in the business and at large understand the intrinsic cost of any service and the markups. How does one conclude that the price of […]

Greg Walden pursues giving consumers more information on health prices | The Washington Examiner

Greg Walden pursues giving consumers more information on health prices | The Washington Examiner

A top House lawmaker wants consumers to have as much information as possible on what health services such as MRIs, pharmaceuticals, or CT scans cost. Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden, R-Ore., said Wednesday that he is speaking with colleagues in the Senate on greater price transparency. The remarks come a few days after […]

Smart health care shoppers are saving money and getting cash awards | Detroit Free Press

Smart health care shoppers are saving money and getting cash awards | Detroit Free Press

Insurers rolled out these cost calculators as more of their customers enrolled in high-deductible health plans that require spending hundreds or thousands of dollars out of pocket each year before insurance kicks in. It’s still to be determined whether price transparency on its own can substantially slow the rise or even lower the costs of health care, and, by extension, insurance premiums. Early research suggests that […]

How SpaceX Falcon Heavy undercuts its competition three-fold | TeslaRati

How SpaceX Falcon Heavy undercuts its competition three-fold | TeslaRati

Following the stunningly successful debut of SpaceX’s giant Falcon Heavy rocket, the spaceflight fan community and industry have been abuzz with attempts to estimate Falcon Heavy’s true price as an expendable or partially expendable launch vehicle. Thankfully, CEO Elon Musk appears to have been interested enough to fill in the knowledge gaps concerning the rocket’s […]

Engaging Patients, Engaging the Public | Pharmaceutical Executive

Engaging Patients, Engaging the Public | Pharmaceutical Executive

Has the emphasis on pricing been too prominent in the reputation debate? The whole pricing debate does detract from what the industry is really about, which is bringing good health and longevity to people through innovation. Healthcare costs are multifactorial; aging populations, infrastructure costs and increasing wage bills all contribute to increasing societal costs.  The […]

GSA’s Murphy sees another path to reduce commercial pricing burden on vendors | FederalNewsRadio.com

GSA’s Murphy sees another path to reduce commercial pricing burden on vendors | FederalNewsRadio.com

If you aren’t familiar with TDR and wondering what’s the big surprise, let me catch you up a little. GSA developed the TDR initiative to replace the dreaded commercial sales requirement and its corresponding price reduction clause in June 2016. The Commercial Sales Practices regulation requires contractors to disclose to GSA details of any discounts […]

Vanguard’s new CEO on Canada’s rapid ETF growth and just how low investing costs will go | The Globe and Mail

Vanguard’s new CEO on Canada’s rapid ETF growth and just how low investing costs will go | The Globe and Mail

Despite the differences between the markets in which Vanguard operates, Mr. Buckley’s message as incoming CEO is consistent: He will continue to focus on the Vanguard promise of providing investors with top performing funds at the lowest price possible. “Maybe competitors don’t realize that we are built to be low cost across the board, but […]

Chicago startup Fixer.com is the Uber for home repair | Tech Startups

Chicago startup Fixer.com is the Uber for home repair | Tech Startups

Unlike Uber, all of their staff, “fixers,” as the company calls them, are full time employees. “All of our fixers, the handymen and handywomen we employ, are full-time employees with benefits,” said Evans, adding that Fixer will also offer equity stakes to employees at every level. Fixer.com’s mission is to offer superior customer experiences while we create […]

Bureaucrats, not doctors, are making healthcare so expensive | Washington Examiner

Bureaucrats, not doctors, are making healthcare so expensive | Washington Examiner

This bureaucracy also distorts necessary healthcare price signals at best, and engages in outright price fixing at worst. Clear and unfettered price signals would help keep prices down because they convey vital information for patients and providers. In a free market, a high price for avocados sends the message that first, avocados should be economized […]

Angioplasty costs down 8-18% post stent price cut, says study | Livemint

Angioplasty costs down 8-18% post stent price cut, says study | Livemint

Mumbai: The cost of angioplasty procedures has declined by 8-18% following the government’s decision to slash prices of coronary stents by up to 80% in February last year, a study conducted by IQVIA, formerly QuintilesIMS, on behalf of Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), showed. The 8-18% reduction in overall angioplasty procedure cost is for patients […]