News Alert: Carole Johnson Will Take Over as HRSA Administrator in January

White House COVID-19 testing czar Carole Johnson will become the next head of the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration in January.

White House COVID-19 testing czar and long-time Democratic health policy expert Carole Johnson will become the next head of the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in January.

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Calif. Health Centers Will Ask Court to Stop State Medicaid Change That Could Reduce 340B Savings Significantly

California health centers plan to seek a court order stopping the state from moving Medicaid managed care drug benefits to Medicaid fee for service on Jan. 1.

As California’s Medicaid program moves toward implementing a fee-for-service payment structure for drug coverage, one of the primary foes of the transition has returned to court to obtain a temporary restraining order.

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In What Is Believed to Be the First State Action, W.Va. Says Express Scripts’ 340B Claims ID Policy Violates State Law

West Virginia Insurance Commissioner Allan McVey ruled that Express Scripts’ controversial 340B claims identification and submission requirement violates state law.

Pharmaceutical benefit manager Express Scripts’ (ESI) controversial 340B claims identification and submission requirement violates West Virginia law, state Insurance Commissioner Allan McVey has ruled.

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Update: Lilly Comments on Forthcoming New 340B Dispute Resolution Rule

Drug manufacturer Lilly says it hopes the new 340B administrative dispute resolution regulation "addresses the serious shortcomings of the current rule.”

Drug manufacturer Lilly said this morning it looks forward to reviewing the Biden administration’s proposed new 340B administrative dispute resolution (ADR) regulation when it becomes available “and hope[s] that it addresses the serious shortcomings of the current rule.”

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News Alert: Biden Administration Plans to Scrap Existing 340B Dispute Resolution Rule and Publish New One Shortly

The Biden administration plans to withdraw its 340B administrative dispute resolution (ADR) regulation and replace it with an entirely new rule.

The Biden administration plans to replace its 340B administrative dispute resolution (ADR) regulation with an entirely new rule that “better aligns with the president’s priorities on drug pricing [and] better reflects the current state of the 340B program.”

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HRSA Audit Finds Drug Maker and Subsidiary Overcharged 340B Providers

Generic drug manufacturer Precision Dose and its subsidiary Tagi Pharma overcharged 340B covered entities, a HRSA audit found.

Precision Dose, a maker of liquid generic drugs in unit-dose syringes and cups, and Tagi Pharma, a wholly owned subsidiary that makes generic oral and injectable drugs, will have to repay 340B covered entities for overcharges following an 340B program

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HRSA Weighs in on Recent 340B Contract Pharmacy Court Decisions

HRSA says it is pleased with two court decision regarding the 340B contract pharmacy program, but "respectfully disagrees with” and “continues to evaluate its options” about a third decision.

The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) said this morning it “respectfully disagrees with” and “continues to evaluate its options” about a federal district judge’s Nov. 5 finding that drug manufacturers Novartis and United Therapeutic’s 340B contract pharmacy policies

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Carole Johnson Appears to be Leading Candidate to Run HRSA

A screen capture of a video of White House COVID-19 Testing Coordinator Carole Johnson during a briefing on the pandemic. Johnson reportedly will be named the next HRSA administrator.

After a 10-month delay, it looks like we may be getting close to the appointment of a permanent leader of the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the federal agency that runs the 340B drug pricing program.

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News Alert: HRSA Sets Wheels in Motion for a New 340B Administrative Dispute Resolution Proposed Rule

HRSA has asked the White House to review and approve a 340B administrative dispute resolution (ADR) proposed regulation.

The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) yesterday asked the White House to review and approve a 340B administrative dispute resolution (ADR) proposed regulation for publication in the Federal Register.

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For the First Time Since Pandemic, Some 340B Providers Are Being Audited in Person

HRSA has reconfirmed that it is auditing 340B covered entities for program compliance both remotely and in-person this fiscal year.

The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has reconfirmed that it is auditing 340B covered entities for program compliance both remotely and in-person this fiscal year.

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