U.S. Rep. Matsui Expected to File 340B Contract Pharmacy Bill in Connection with 340B Conference

Doris Matsui
Rep. Doris Matsui (D-Calif.) introduced federal legislation to prohibit drugmaker 340B contract pharmacy restrictions.

A bill amending the 340B statute to explicitly require drug makers to unconditionally sell and deliver 340B drugs dispensed by contract pharmacies is expected to be introduced just before or during the 340B Coalition summer conference July 10-12 near Washington,

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Maine Enacts Nation’s Second 340B Provider Transparency Law

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The Maine legislature has passed and Gov. Janet Mills (D) has signed a bill requiring 340B hospitals to report their 340B savings and how they use them.

Maine Gov. Janet Mills (D) signed bipartisan legislation late last week requiring 340B hospitals to submit annual reports consistent with the American Hospital Association’s voluntary 340B good stewardship principles.

The new law made Maine the second state to impose reporting

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340B Outlook from Capitol Hill and the States

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Start your 340B Coalition Summer Conference with the latest developments in the 340B program. Verity Solutions will be hosting a panel discussion at the Gaylord Resort in National Harbor with some of the

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ASAP 340B, PhRMA and NACHC’s 340B Alliance, Challenges Hospitals to “Join the Conversation”

ASAP 340B
ASAP 340B, a coalition of a drug industry trade group and a community health center organization, added a civil rights group to its membership.

ASAP 340B, the nonprofit group that the brand drug industry and health centers formed to help advance the two sides’ joint plan to remake the 340B program, held its first webinar yesterday to describe its policy principles and call for

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340B PROVIDER LEADER SPOTLIGHT

Sandy Brower, Director, Quality/Risk Management and 340B Program Coordinator for Bonner General Hospital and 2023 Scholarship Recipient for the Apexus Advanced 340B Operations Certificate Program

Sandy Brower

Q: Where did you complete your professional training?

I attended the Pharmacy Technician Program at Idaho State University.

Q: Where do you live?

Priest River, Idaho

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Get PBMs to Squeeze 340B Drugs Harder, “Playbook” Advises Employers

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A new "playbook" for business-sponsored health plans advises them to press PBMs to do more to ensure that health care purchasers get the benefits of 340B drug discounts.

A new “playbook” for employers on getting the upper hand with pharmacy benefit managers says PBM handling of 340B drugs is a top 10 concern for business-sponsored health plans.

Released yesterday by the Washington, D.C., based National Alliance of Healthcare

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Hospital Groups to CMS: Don’t Rob Some Hospitals to Repay 340B Hospitals for Your Illegal Drug Payment Cuts

AHA and NRHA
AHA and NRHA both urged the Biden administration not to claw back Medicare payments from some hospitals to pay for the remedy for illegal drug payment cuts for 340B hospitals.

Two hospital groups separately urged Biden administration officials this month to not divert funding from non-340B hospitals and some 340B hospitals in order to repay other 340B hospitals for almost five years’ worth of illegal Medicare Part B drug payment

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Hospitals Spend More on Cancer Drugs for Insured Patients After Enrolling in 340B, JAMA Study Finds

JAMA
New research in JAMA says hospitals that joined 340B after its expansion in 2010 treated more commercially insured cancer patients with five commonly used biopharmaceuticals and and spent more on the drugs. Hospital groups criticized the study.

Hospitals that enrolled in the 340B program after its expansion in 2010 treated more commercially insured cancer patients with five commonly prescribed biologic oncology drugs and spent more on the drugs, a new JAMA study found.

The authors of

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California Senate Passes PBM 340B Nondiscrimination Bill

California state capitol
The California Senate unanimous passed a bill to stop PBMs from discriminating against 340B covered entities and their pharmacies.

The California Senate has unanimously passed a bill to stop pharmacy benefit managers from discriminating against 340B covered entities and their pharmacies.

The Senate voted 35-0 on May 22 to pass SB-786, sponsored by Sen. Anthony Portantino (D). A

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340B Report Publisher and CEO: What Two State Legislative Sessions Tell Us About the State of 340B Policy

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What do the outcomes of 340B policy debates in a red state and a blue state mean for 340B stakeholders? 340B Report Publisher and CEO Ted Slafsky provides important analysis in his new column for Verity Solutions.

What do the outcomes of 340B policy debates in two state legislatures on opposite ends of the political spectrum mean for 340B stakeholders? 340B Report Publisher and CEO Ted Slafsky gives the most important takeaways in his latest column for

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