Biden Administration Withdraws Azar’s Notice of Appointments to 340B Dispute Resolution Board

There are questions about the legal and practical effects of the administration's action yesterday regarding ex-HHS Secretary Azar's appointments to the new 340B dispute resolution board. | Shutterstock

The Biden administration yesterday withdrew former U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar’s Jan. 20 public notice of his appointment of six voting and two ex-officio non-voting members to a new 340B program administrative dispute

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Biden Team Freezes 340B Insulin Rule, to Health Centers’ Relief

Health center leaders worried that the Biden's administration's regulatory freeze memo didn't guarantee that a Trump administration rule regarding the 340B program and insulin that they opposed would definitely be delayed. | Source: Shutterstock

Health centers leaders are applauding the Biden administration’s decision yesterday to push back, from today until March 22, the effective date of the Trump administration’s controversial final rule to require health centers to provide insulin and injectable epinephrine

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Strategies for Achieving the Right Number of 340B Savings


When it comes to 340B compliance, there’s really only one number for total savings that’s right for your organization. In the popular gameshow, The Price Is Right, the objective is to get as close to the right number without going over. It’s not that different for 340B. If you go over the right number, you’re non-compliant. If you’re under the right number, you’re not optimizing your savings. So, the question is, how do you get to that right

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In Surprise Move, 340B Dispute Resolution Board Members Appointed

In one of his last acts as HHS Secretary, Alex Azar appointed the six voting and two ex-officio non-voting members of the 340B program’s new administrative dispute resolution (ADR) board.

Alex Azar, at 8:45 a.m. Eastern yesterday in one of his last acts as U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary, appointed the six voting and two ex-officio non-voting members of the 340B program’s new administrative dispute resolution

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Pedley’s Promotion May Presage Hiring of a New 340B Program Director

Rear Adm. Krista Pedley’s promotion, and OPA’s new place within the HRSA administrator’s office, are symbolic of the 340B program’s growing importance in prescription drug pricing policy, and reflects how highly regarded Pedley is in HRSA and HHS.

U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) Rear Adm. Krista Pedley, who has led the federal 340B drug pricing program for more than a decade, has been promoted within the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in conjunction with

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Biden Appoints Acting Leaders at HRSA, CMS, and HHS

President Biden named HHS career civil servant Norris Cochran to be the acting head of HHS pending a Senate vote on Xavier Becerra's nomination for the post. | Source: C-SPAN

President Biden has accepted the resignation of U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Administrator Tom Engels, whom former President Trump appointed to the post in November 2019. Diana Espinosa, a career civil servant who has served as

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Health Centers Scramble to Secure a Freeze on 340B Insulin Rule

The Biden administration caught health center leaders off guard by not explicitly instructing HHS's new leadership to put a Trump administration 340B-related rule on ice. | Source: Shutterstock

Community health center leaders are concerned that the Biden administration yesterday asked, but did not order, the U.S. Health and Human Services Department (HHS) to postpone tomorrow’s scheduled implementation of a controversial Trump administration final rule that will

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