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Federal Court Clears Way for Medicare to Boost 340B Hospitals’ Part B Drug Payments

U.S. District Court Washington D.C.
A federal district court in Washington, D.C., cleared the way for CMS to resume paying hospitals at ASP +6% for 340B drugs in as quickly as two weeks.

A federal district judge on Monday cleared the way for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) maybe in as soon as two weeks to resume paying hospitals at the rate of average sales price (ASP) plus

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CBO Raises Changing 340B Patient Definition to Ease Pressure on Commercial Insurers

Congressional Budget Office
Changing the 340B patient definition “might reduce hospitals’ and physicians’ incentives to consolidate,” the CBO says in a new analysis.

Changing the 340B patient definition “might reduce hospitals’ and physicians’ incentives to consolidate,” but to what extent “remains highly uncertain,” the Congressional Budget Office says in a new policy analysis.

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Genentech CEO Cites New York Times’ Front Page Story in Appeal for 340B Reforms

Alexander Hardy
Genentech CEO Alexander Hardy cited a recent New York Times investigative article about 340B in an appeal to healthcare leaders to reform the 340B program together.

Genentech CEO Alexander Hardy on Tuesday urged healthcare leaders to reform the 340B program together in the wake of the recent New York Times exposé about a Virginia health system’s alleged misuse of the 340B program.

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340B INDUSTRY LEADER SPOTLIGHT

Jillian Lichner, Senior Manager of Implementations, 340B Solutions, Maxor National Pharmacy Services

Jillian Lichner, Maxor National Pharmacy Services
Jillian Lichner, Senior Manager of Implementations, 340B Solutions for Maxor National Pharmacy Services
Jillian Lichner

Q: Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Norwich, Connecticut.

Q: Where did you go to college/graduate school?

The University of Hawaii and University of Connecticut.

Q:

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UCB Files 340B Contract Pharmacy Suit Against HHS, the Ninth Company to Do So

UCB
Belgian drug maker UCB is the ninth drug company to sue the federal government over 340B contract pharmacy requirements.

Drug manufacturer UCB has sued in federal court to overturn federal health officials’ finding that the Belgian company’s restrictions on 340B pricing when covered entities use contract pharmacies are illegal and must stop or the company could face

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U.S. Appeals Court Tentatively Set to Hear Three 340B Contract Pharmacy Cases on Nov. 15

U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals
A federal appeals court in Philadelphia is currently set to hear arguments in a trio of key 340B contract pharmacy cases on Nov. 15.

A federal appeals court in Philadelphia has tentatively scheduled oral arguments in three key 340B contract pharmacy lawsuits for Nov. 15.

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New York Times Investigative Story Aftermath: Leading Local Paper Dives into 340B, Emphasizing its Importance for Community Health Centers

Richmond Times Dispatch, Bon Secours Mercy Richmond Community Hospital
A Richmond, Va., newspaper ran an Oct. 1 deep dive into 340B's value to health centers in the wake of alleged 340B program misuse by a local health system that has drawn national attention.

In the wake of a recent New York Times investigation into alleged misuse of 340B savings by Catholic health system Bon Secours Mercy in Richmond, Va., a local Richmond newspaper has published a comprehensive look at the purpose

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HRSA Allows Immediate 340B Enrollment in Florida, South Carolina Due to Hurricane

Hurricane Ian
A satellite image of Hurricane Ian on Sept. 28 on its approach to Florida as a Category 4 storm.

HRSA has granted Florida and South Carolina 340B program enrollment flexibility, as public health emergencies (PHEs) were declared in both states in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, which left widespread destruction, flooding, and power outages over a 48-hour

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