U.S. House Leaders Agree on Committee Ratios: Energy & Commerce Gets to Work 

Energy and Commerce
The composition of the House Energy & Commerce Committee in this Congress is clear now that party leaders have agreed on committee sizes and ratios.

U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) have reached an agreement on the balance of power in committees during this Congress and are expected to formally assign members to committees as soon as

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With Party Control of Congress Still Undecided, 340B Providers Lose Some Key Champions but Retain Some Heavy Hitters

Cathy McMorris Rodgers
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) is in line to be the new House Energy & Commerce Committee chair if Republicans capture the majority in the still undecided midterm elections.

Partisan control of Congress for the final two years of President Biden’s term in office was still undecided this morning, two days after Tuesday’s midterm elections.

Major national news organizations say Republicans are favored to take control of

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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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Exclusive: HHS OIG Declines to Penalize Drug Manufacturers at This Time Over 340B Contract Pharmacy Restrictions

HHS
The U.S. HHS Office of Inspector General has put off a decision on penalizing drug manufacturers that have placed restrictions on access to 340B discounts in the contract pharmacy setting, 340B Report has learned.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS OIG) has informed a bipartisan group of House lawmakers that the enforcement agency does not plan to impose civil monetary penalties against the drug makers

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Groups Representing 340B Hospitals Praise Federal Court Decision Halting Deep Medicare Part B Cuts

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia building
The federal district court in Washington, D.C. has ordered the government to immediately begin to pay 340B hospitals at full rates for Medicare Part B covered drugs.

In a big victory for 340B hospitals, a federal judge in Washington, D.C. ruled yesterday that the government must immediately begin to pay 340B hospitals the full Medicare Part B drug payment rate for the remainder of calendar

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Fallout from New York Times’s 340B Investigative Piece Continues as Local Media, Policymakers, and Community Weighs In

A New York Times investigative story on the 340B program continues to garner attention both locally and nationally.

Shockwaves from the New York Times’ investigative piece on the alleged misuse of 340B savings by a Catholic health system in Richmond, Virginia continues to spread, as local news outlets and government leaders from all levels respond.  The

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National Association of Community Health Centers Calls On Congress “To Move Urgently” To Tackle 340B Contract Pharmacy Impasse “Before It’s Too Late”

After the government’s Administrative Dispute Resolution panel dismissed its complaint against drug manufacturers, NACHC is calling for Congress to take urgent action to address the contract pharmacy impasse.

Sparked by the dismissal of its complaint against Astra Zeneca and Sanofi by the government’s Administrative Dispute Resolution Panel (ADR), the National Association of Community Health Centers say “they cannot wait any longer for a solution,” to the

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Walgreens Takes Full Ownership of 340B Specialty Pharmacy Company Shields Health Solutions

Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) announced September 20th that it is acquiring the remaining 30% stake in 340B specialty pharmacy company Shields Health Solutions that it did not already own.

Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) announced September 20th that it is acquiring the remaining 30% stake in 340B specialty pharmacy company Shields Health Solutions that it did not already own. WBA first invested in Shields in July 2019. Last year,

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In Show of Support, House GOP Conference Chair Stefanik Visits 340B Contract Pharmacy

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York (second from left), the third highest-ranking House Republican, visited a 340B contract pharmacy in Plattsburgh last week in a show of support for the drug discount program.

Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), U.S. congresswoman for the 21st district in upstate New York and third highest-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives, visited independently-owned Condo Pharmacy in Plattsburgh, N.Y., last week in a show of support for the 340B

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At Request of Senior GOP Lawmakers, GAO Studying Law That Gave Relief to Hospitals Forced Out of 340B Due to COVID-19

GAO is studying a new law that enables hospitals to maintain or regain their 340B eligibility despite having fallen below the minimum required Medicare disproportionate share (DSH) adjustment percentage due to COVID 19-related changes in patient mix.

The Government Accountability Office (GAO), Congress’s watchdog agency, is conducting a study of a new law that enables hospitals to maintain or regain their 340B eligibility despite having fallen below the minimum required Medicare disproportionate share (DSH) adjustment

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