Tag Archives: price

DOJ inks price fixing settlement with small generics player. Will others follow?

Top generics players have faced years of price-fixing heat, and now federal prosecutors have inked another settlement with a small company. The upshot? Prosecutors have another firm cooperating in their ongoing criminal investigation. Under a deferred prosecution agreement, Rising Pharmaceuticals admitted to price fixing and working with a competitor to rig the market on a hypertension… Read More »

HIMSSCast: CMS price transparency rule, telehealth parity laws, and healthcare consumerism

Top Stories The HFN team discusses some recent pieces of news from federal and state governments, and speculates on these developments. Whitepapers Clinical Quality Measures 101 Although quality-reporting programs such as meaningful use provide incentives to help providers implement and use electronic health records (EHRs) to collect and report on clinical data, practices often need… Read More »

Japan drug price reforms risk hurting investment: Bristol-Myers CEO

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s “overly restrictive” drug pricing policies risk diverting foreign direct investment to China and other markets, the chief executive of Bristol-Myers Squibb said on Thursday. The Japanese government made reforms in 2018 that change how its national health system pays for new and innovative drugs. But those changes are not science-based and… Read More »

Price Transparency in Health Care Is Coming to the US — But Will It Matter? – Harvard Business Review

Executive Summary President Trump has instructed federal agencies to use their authority (established in part under provisions of the Affordable Care Act, which the administration regards as unconstitutional) to develop federal rules requiring disclosure of hospital prices in consumer-friendly, electronic form. This would include not just the list prices that hospitals purport to charge but… Read More »