Tag: Strategic Pricing

Alnylam Announces Alignment on Value-Based Agreements with Leading Health Insurers and Launches Comprehensive Patient Support Services for ONPATTRO™ (patisiran) | Seeking Alpha

Alnylam Announces Alignment on Value-Based Agreements with Leading Health Insurers and Launches Comprehensive Patient Support Services for ONPATTRO™ (patisiran) | Seeking Alpha

“Alnylam’s proactive approach to working closely with Harvard Pilgrim far ahead of the drug approval date to develop a value-based agreement highlights its commitment to patients, patient access, and delivering meaningful outcomes to the healthcare system,” said Michael Sherman, M.D., M.B.A., Chief Medical Officer of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. “By virtue of linking level of reimbursement […]

HHS Secretary Alex Azar warns drug makers to pay full Medicaid rebate amount | MDLinx

HHS Secretary Alex Azar warns drug makers to pay full Medicaid rebate amount | MDLinx

“In fact, I am pleased to announce here, to all of you, that HHS is issuing a guidance today to drug manufacturers that will ensure they are paying the full Medicaid rebates they owe on certain prescription drugs,” HHS Secretary Alex Azar said Thursday during the 45th American Legislative Exchange Council Annual Meeting in New […]

Push For Hospital Price Transparency Continues | The National Review

Push For Hospital Price Transparency Continues | The National Review

As discussed in our previous blog, “CMS Pushes for Hospital Price Transparency in Proposed Rule”, on April 24, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) announced a proposed rule (CMS-1694-P) aimed at empowering patients through better access to hospital charge information. In an effort to fulfill the proposed rule’s objective, CMS suggested an […]

Wisconsin brings energy pricing transparency into strategic assessment | Utility Dive

Wisconsin brings energy pricing transparency into strategic assessment | Utility Dive

Dive Brief: Wisconsin Public Service Commission (PSC) included more updated data and insight into electricity costs into the final version of its 10th biennial strategic energy assessment (SEA), issued on Wednesday. The latest changes responded to stakeholder comments challenging the PSC’s lack of transparency on the state’s high electricity prices. Stakeholders said “a strategy for […]

Zocdoc’s price change has doctors concerned | CNBC

Zocdoc’s price change has doctors concerned | CNBC

When Peter Chien opened Lumos Dermatology in New York in 2014, he turned over patient booking to Zocdoc, the website used by seemingly every doctor in the area to attract new patients. Chien spends $3,600 a year per doctor for the service so his skin care practice can be discovered by consumers who count on […]

Surgical price transparency tied to improved volume, revenue | Medical Press

Surgical price transparency tied to improved volume, revenue | Medical Press

(HealthDay)—Ambulatory surgery centers experience increases in patient volume, patient satisfaction, and revenue after adopting price transparency, according to a study published recently in The American Surgeon. Ambar Mehta, M.D., from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and colleagues used data from six ambulatory surgery centers to characterize the impact of price transparency on a surgery center’s […]

Good for Patients: Trump Finalizes Rule Forcing Hospitals to Reveal Prices Online | LifeZette

Good for Patients: Trump Finalizes Rule Forcing Hospitals to Reveal Prices Online | LifeZette

The CMS rule goes further than current regulations, and it requires hospitals to share prices in a bid to “encourage price transparency” and enhance “public accessibility,” notes The Hill. The Trump administration is also looking into new ways to “allow consumers to more easily access relevant health care data and compare providers.” “The agency is considering […]

Missouri’s health-care exchange to see modest rate increases after years of huge hikes | St. Louis Public Radio

Missouri’s health-care exchange to see modest rate increases after years of huge hikes | St. Louis Public Radio

When Missourians go to healthcare.gov to buy health insurance, they likely won’t be shocked by double-digit increases this year, according to data filed Wednesday with the state’s insurance department. Three existing carriers — and one new entry into the market — will offer plans with smaller increases than previous years. Two insurers offering healthcare.gov plans […]

Draft E-Commerce Policy: Is It The Government’s Job To Fix Prices? | Bloomberg Quint

Draft E-Commerce Policy: Is It The Government’s Job To Fix Prices? | Bloomberg Quint

Not every stakeholder is convinced as India considers a policy that may force e-commerce companies, social-media websites and search engines to store their data locally and regulate anti-competitive policies such as deep discounts during online sales. According to the recommendations of the draft policy, a copy of which is available with BloombergQuint, such locally stored […]

99% of Americans don’t make this easy money-saving choice on health care | MarketWatch

99% of Americans don’t make this easy money-saving choice on health care | MarketWatch

You likely shop around to find the best prices for groceries, clothing, and electronics. But what about for medical procedures? If not, you should start today. Most Americans assume medical procedures are set at a relatively fixed cost, but they could be losing out on thousands of dollars a year by not shopping around, a […]