Tag: Transparent Pricing

Maryland health regulator expands hospital price transparency efforts | FierceHealthcare

Maryland health regulator expands hospital price transparency efforts | FierceHealthcare

The Maryland Health Care Commission is expanding its price transparency initiative with tools aimed at getting consumers pushing for information about cost and quality directly from hospitals and doctors. Launched last fall, the MHCC’s “Wear the Cost” initiative provides prices at Maryland hospitals for common nonemergent procedures including hip replacements, knee replacements, hysterectomies and vaginal births to allow residents see the differences […]

Changing The Way Medicare Pays Doctors | Forbes

Changing The Way Medicare Pays Doctors | Forbes

Cutting the reward money But small physician practices and even larger groups with few Medicare patients may opt out of the new payment system.  CMS is also said it wants to experiment with excluding physicians in Medicare Advantage managed care plans from MIPs participation. As a result, reports the online journal Modern Healthcare, the amount […]

Amazon Prime Day shopping topped $4 billion, analyst estimates | Grand Forks Herald

Amazon Prime Day shopping topped $4 billion, analyst estimates | Grand Forks Herald

Shoppers spent $4.2 billion during Amazon.com’s Prime Day sale, up 33 percent from a year ago, according to estimates from Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter. The online retailer doesn’t disclose revenue from the 36-hour event that began Monday. Pachter based his estimate on information the company did release, including that it shipped more than 100 […]

Amazon Prime Day’s Results Are In–and It’s a $1 Billion Win for Small Businesses | Inc.com

Amazon Prime Day’s Results Are In–and It’s a $1 Billion Win for Small Businesses | Inc.com

After a rocky start, Amazon ended its fourth Prime Day on a high note. Sales from its 36-hour shopping extravaganza surpassed those from Cyber Monday, Black Friday, and last year’s Prime Day, making it once again the biggest shopping event in Amazon’s history, the company said. Small and medium-size businesses notably crushed the day, collectively making […]

Trump’s Drug Plan Picks Up Momentum as Merck Lowers Some Prices | Bloomberg

Trump’s Drug Plan Picks Up Momentum as Merck Lowers Some Prices | Bloomberg

The Trump administration moved swiftly in the past 24 hours to implement pieces of its plan to bring down drug prices, preparing several significant steps as one of the biggest U.S. drugmakers said it would bring down the cost of some medicines. The Health and Human Services Department on Wednesday night submitted a proposal to […]

All-Payers Claims Databases May Increase Healthcare Price Transparency | Health Payer Intelligence

All-Payers Claims Databases May Increase Healthcare Price Transparency | Health Payer Intelligence

July 18, 2018 – Leveraging the data of all-payers claims databases (APCDs) could improve healthcare price transparency for consumers, according to testimony presented at a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing. Jamie S. King, a professor at the USC Hastings College of Law, told the committee that APCDs could address price transparency challenges if stakeholders use […]

Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices could offer a way forward in fight against mushrooming costs | TheHill

Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices could offer a way forward in fight against mushrooming costs | TheHill

At a hearing before the Senate Finance Committee last month, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) asked Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar if he agreed “that there are scenarios where pharmaceutical companies increase the list price of their product and price-gouge consumers for no reason other than to increase their profit margin?” Secretary Azar’s response […]

Hidden Room, Secret Prices Give Way as Gagosian Embraces the Web | Bloomberg

Hidden Room, Secret Prices Give Way as Gagosian Embraces the Web | Bloomberg

Bucking a longtime practice of not disclosing prices, Gagosian publicly listed them for 10 artworks at its inaugural “Online Viewing Room” during Art Basel last month. Five pieces sold for a total of $2 million, with individual prices as high as 950,000 euros ($1.1 million) for a painting by Albert Oehlen. The site was viewed […]

CMS Proposes Drug Pricing, Price Transparency Changes for Medicare | healthpayerintelligence.com

CMS Proposes Drug Pricing, Price Transparency Changes for Medicare | healthpayerintelligence.com

July 13, 2018 – CMS has proposed a series of policy changes for Medicare that would promote prescription drug affordability within Medicare, and has also requested stakeholder comments about ways to improve price transparency for Medicare services. As part of changes to the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS), CMS would adopt a new pricing model […]

ICIS Announces Further Moves Towards Mexico Price Transparency | PR Newswire

ICIS Announces Further Moves Towards Mexico Price Transparency | PR Newswire

Price indications for notional two, three and five year contracts for potential power transactions on Mexico’s MEM wholesale power market were included in the flagship Mexico Energy Report publication on 11 July in addition to the one-year contract already included. The survey results show that a two-year contract for the Valle de Mexico Norte node, […]