Tag Archives: price

Wyden introduces price transparency bill targeting payers

Dive Brief: Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., introduced a bill Wednesday that would require health insurers to tell beneficiaries what the out-of-pocket costs would be for any in-network procedure or prescription drug they seek. The Health Care Price Check Act stipulates that commercial insurers, as well as Medicare plans, provide an online tool… Read More »

NICE blames BioMarin for Brineura rejection after price talks break down

BioMarin and England’s cost-effectiveness gatekeeper have been negotiating for a year, but that hasn’t helped the rare-disease specialist secure reimbursement for its Batten disease drug Brineura. Friday, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published draft guidance sticking with its earlier decision not to endorse Brineura in children with the disease, an inherited… Read More »

Healthcare price growth significantly outpaces inflation

Healthcare prices continue to rise across the country, according to a new study. Over a five-year period, healthcare prices increased in 111 out of 112 metro areas analyzed by the Health Care Cost Institute. The outlier was Durham-Chapel Hill, N.C., where prices dropped 5% from 2012 to 2016, HCCI’s analysis of 1.78 billion commercial health… Read More »