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Providers March on U.S. Capitol Grounds to “Defend 340B”

Safety-net provider advocates marched on the U.S. Capitol grounds yesterday to raise awareness about threats to the 340B drug pricing program.

About 100 safety-net provider advocates marched and chanted yesterday on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol to raise awareness in Congress and beyond about threats to the 340B drug pricing program.

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Ex-Surgeon General Adams Urges 340B Entities to Publicize Program’s Benefits

Ex-U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams urged 340B Coalition summer conference attendees to show they "are fighting to deliver care to the vulnerable and to the underserved." | Credit: 340B Coalition Twitter

Healthcare providers can suppress attacks on and build support for the 340B program by doing more to show the program helps vulnerable patients, the anesthesiologist who served as President Trump’s surgeon general said yesterday.

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340B Hospitals Ask Judge to Stop Part B Drug Payment Cuts Immediately

Groups that represent 340B hospitals asked a federal district judge to immediately halt a nearly 30% Medicare Part B payment cut for hospitals’ 340B-purchased drugs.

Groups that represent 340B hospitals yesterday asked a federal district judge in Washington, D.C., to immediately halt a nearly 30% Medicare Part B payment cut in place since 2018 for hospitals’ 340B-purchased drugs.

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New PhRMA-Funded Study Questions 340B Hospital Eligibility Yardstick

New PhRMA-funded research shows that Medicare beneficiaries who were inpatients at 340B DSH hospitals were approximately 35% more likely to have the Part D Low Income Subsidy (LIS) and to be dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid than were beneficiaries served on an outpatient basis.

Patients receiving inpatient care at 340B disproportionate share hospitals are significantly more likely to be low income than those receiving outpatient care, according to a new study funded by the brand name drug trade group PhRMA.

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Purdue Pharma Is Providing 340B Refunds Spanning 16 Years of Overcharges

Purdue Pharma announced refunds for 340B overcharges on Betasept antiseptic surgical scrub for purchases spanning 16 years—more than half of the 340B program's existence.

Purdue Pharma’s Avrio Health subsidiary is giving 340B covered entities refunds for overcharges on Betasept antiseptic surgical scrub for purchases spanning 16 years—from Q2 2005 through Q2 2021.

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340B Coalition Conference Speakers to Providers: Give Us Your Success Stories

“It’s really important to us, and it’s really important to you all … that you tell the story of 340B,” HRSA Administrator Carole Johnson told entities yesterday at the 340B Coalition summer conference.

Top federal 340B program officials and the head of a 340B hospital group yesterday urged covered entity representatives attending a meeting near Washington, D.C., to focus on documenting and telling their 340B success stories.

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340B Hospitals Treat Bigger Shares of Underserved Patients than Non-340B Hospitals and Clinics, Study Finds

340B hospitals treat higher shares of patients who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid, Medicare patients with disabilities, and Medicare patients under 65, a new study found.

A new study, conducted by L&M Policy Research on behalf of 340B Health, finds hospitals participating in the 340B program treat much higher shares of underserved patients than non-340B hospitals and physicians’ offices.

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Senate Democrats Say They Are on Track to Pass Drug Pricing Bill Before Aug. 8

Senate Democrats are still pushing to pass drug pricing legislation before the chamber begins its summer break on Aug. 8.

Senate Democrats said yesterday they would know this week whether an updated Senate drug pricing bill meets the criteria for passage via budget reconciliation, which requires just 50 Democratic votes.

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