340B COVID-19 Flexibilities Will End May 11 as Public Health Emergency Expires

340B program flexibilities allowed under the COVID-19 public health emergency will expire May 11, HRSA said Monday.

Certain flexibilities to the 340B program allowed under the COVID-19 public health emergency will expire May 11 alongside the PHE, the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration announced Monday.

The update, which HRSA posted prominently on the Office

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Dual 340B Anti-Discrimination Bills, One Protecting Discounts in Contract Pharmacy Setting, Move Forward in Missouri

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Missouri lawmakers are making progress on two different 340B anti-discrimination bills.

With just weeks to go in its legislative session, Missouri lawmakers are making progress on two different 340B anti-discrimination bills.  Last week, a key Senate committee approved SB 26, comprehensive legislation with two key priorities:  prohibiting drug manufacturers

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New Mexico Governor Signs Bill Protecting 340B Providers from PBM and Payer Discrimination

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New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) has signed a law to prevent PBMs and insurers from discriminating against 340B providers.

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) signed a law April 7 to prevent pharmacy benefit managers and insurers from discriminating against 340B providers.  The bill includes language that prohibits payers from reimbursing 340B covered entities at a

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Baldwin, a 340B Entity Ally, Will Chair Senate Health Appropriations Subcommittee

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U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) is the new chair of the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee.

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), who has a long track record of support for 340B covered entities, is the new leader of a Senate Appropriations subcommittee with influence over 340B policy.

Baldwin announced yesterday she will serve

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340B Hospital Physician Affiliated with Free-Market Think Tank Says Abolishing 340B Should be on the Table in Health Affairs Essay

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“Consideration could be given to abolishing" the 340B program, Dr. Anthony DiGiorgio of Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center writes in the policy journal Health Affairs. DiGiorgio says he receives funding from a free-market think tank "on Medicaid and access to care issues."

A neurosurgeon at a San Francisco 340B hospital who once was a health policy fellow for U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and who is doing research for a free-market oriented think tank has written a stinging reply to

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

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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

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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

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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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Breaking News

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

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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

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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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