Mike Braun, Key U.S. Senator on 340B Matters, Won’t See Re-Election in 2024

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U.S. Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.), a key voice on 340B matters, is running for governor of Indiana in 2024 instead of seeking re-election to Congress.

U.S. Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.), whom 340B covered entities have considered both a friend and foe, has decided to run for governor of Indiana in 2024 rather than seek reelection to the Senate.

A senator since 2019, Braun serves on

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340B Dispute Resolution Proposed Rule Would Eject CMS Staff and HHS Lawyers from Process and Put OPA in Charge

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The Biden administration wants major changes to the 340B program administrative dispute resolution process, including giving OPA the only votes on ADR panels.

As we were the first to report on Tuesday morning, the Biden administration has proposed major changes to the 340B program administrative dispute resolution process, including stripping the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Department of Health and

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Provider Groups Cite Inaction on 340B Pricing Denials in Their Reactions to Dispute Resolution Proposal

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HRSA posted a notice about its proposed rule to revamp the 340B administrative dispute resolution process on the Office of Pharmacy Affairs homepage.

Groups that represent 340B covered entities said they looked forward to studying the federal government’s proposal Tuesday to revamp the 340B administrative dispute process. But they expressed concern that drug manufacturers still are not being punished for denying 340B pricing

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The Importance of Strong Partnerships to Enhance Patient Care, Reduce Costs and Maximize Compliance

ShaiAnn Howard, 340B Director, Alliance Rx Walgreens Pharmacy

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340B providers are facing an unprecedented number of challenges. 340B program managers are forced to react to these changes every day. Having access to clear and understandable data and developing strong relationships with partners in the 340B supply chain are critical to running an effective program. 340B

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AIDS Healthcare Foundation Criticizes Idea of Creating a 340C Program for Non-Hospital Providers

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AIDS Healthcare Foundation says taking non-hospital healthcare providers out of 340B and placing them in their own new 340C program is the wrong response to drug industry attacks on the existing program.

Separating the 340B drug discount program into one for hospitals and another for non-hospital healthcare providers would be the wrong response to drug company denials of 340B pricing when providers use contract pharmacies, AIDS Healthcare Foundation said yesterday.

“A new

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Local Community Group Continues Late Congressman’s Push for 340B Hospital Oversight

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U.S. Rep. A. Donald McEachin (D-Va.), who began an inquiry into alleged 340B program misuse involving a hospital in his district, died from complications of colorectal cancer Monday.

A Richmond, Va., citizen’s group is continuing the fight against a health system accused of 340B program misuse at a hospital in a low-income, majority Black neighborhood in the wake of the death of U.S. Rep. A. Donald McEachin (D-Va.),

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HHS Enlists Health Centers in Six-Week COVID Vaccine Drive, GOP Leaders Question Funding and Priorities

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HHS is giving health centers $350 million in unused COVID-19 provider relief funds to increase vaccinations in underserved communities.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said last week it would apply $350 million in unused monies from the COVID-19 Provider Relief Fund to launch a new initiative aimed at increasing COVID-19 vaccinations in underserved communities. 

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340B INDUSTRY LEADER SPOTLIGHT

Anula Courtis, CEO and Founder, 340Best

Anula Courtis

Q: Where did you grow up?

I was born in Upstate New York and grew up in New Jersey.

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

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