California 340B Health Centers Blast CMS in Court Over its Role in State Medicaid Drug Benefit Transfer

California 340B health centers' suit against the state's transfer of Medicaid managed care drug benefits to Medicaid fee for service is being heard at the Robert T. Matsui United States Courthouse in Sacramento.

California health centers asked a federal district judge in late April to deny the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) motion to dismiss the health centers’ claims against CMS arising over the state’s transfer of Medicaid

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Virginia Governor Signs 340B Anti-Discrimination Bill for Grantees

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) signed a bill yesterday to stop insurers and PBMs from discriminating against 340B grantee covered entities and their contract pharmacies.

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) yesterday signed legislation to stop insurers and their pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) from discriminating against 340B grantee covered entities and their contract pharmacies. Hospitals are excluded from protection.

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Illinois Legislature Passes 340B Anti-Discrimination Bill

Illinois lawmakers have passed legislation to forbid PBMs, third party payers, and Medicaid MCOs from discriminating against 340B covered entities and their contract pharmacies.

The Illinois legislature has voted to forbid pharmacy benefit managers, third party payers, and Medicaid managed care organizations from discriminating against 340B covered entities and their contract pharmacies.

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Arkansas Health Centers and Community Hospital Want Role in Challenging PhRMA’s Lawsuit Over State’s Novel 340B Contract Pharmacy Law

Mid Delta Health Center is a member of Community Health Centers of Arkansas, which wants to intervene in PhRMA's lawsuit challenging the state's one-of-a-kind law protecting 340B contract pharmacy arrangements.

Arkansas health centers asked a federal court yesterday to let them intervene in the drug industry lawsuit challenging the state’s one-of-a-kind law protecting 340B contract pharmacy arrangements.

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California 340B Health Centers Say State “Essentially Admits” Flaws in Medicaid Drug Reimbursement Change

California health centers want a federal court to stop a state Medicaid policy that deprives them of millions of dollars in 340B drug reimbursement.

California health centers told a federal judge last week that the state’s arguments for dismissing the centers’ lawsuit to reverse a new state Medicaid policy that deprives them of millions of dollars in 340B drug reimbursement lack merit.

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Influential Group that Offers Conservative Model Bills to State Lawmakers Wades into 340B Debate

Requiring drug manufacturers “to sell to contract pharmacies at the 340B discount is price-fixing,” the American Legislative Exchange Council says.

Requiring drug manufacturers “to sell to contract pharmacies at the 340B discount is price-fixing,” an influential source of model bills for conservative state lawmakers says in a new post on its website.

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Nebraska Governor Signs 340B Anti-Discrimination Bill

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts (R) signed legislation to protect 340B covered entities and their contract pharmacies from discrimination by PBMs.

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts (R) signed legislation last week to protect 340B covered entities and their contract pharmacies from discrimination by pharmacy benefit managers.

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Virginia Legislature Passes 340B Bill, One of at Least 14 States With 340B Legislation This Year

Virginia lawmakers passed a bill to stop insurers and their PBMs from discriminating against 340B grantee covered entities and their contract pharmacies.

The Virginia General Assembly has passed legislation to stop insurers and their pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) from discriminating against 340B grantee covered entities and their contract pharmacies.

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CMS Asks Judge to Dismiss 340B Health Centers’ Claims in Suit Over Medicaid Drug Benefits Transfer

CMS told a judge last week it "has no authority to second-guess California’s decision" to transfer Medicaid managed care drug benefits to Medicaid fee for service.

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) asked a federal district judge in Sacramento last week to dismiss California health centers’ claims for relief over CMS’s approval of the state’s transfer of Medicaid managed care drug benefits to

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Non-Hospital 340B Entities Form Group to Fight on Their Own Behalf at National and State Levels

The new non-hospital 340B covered entity group 340B Grantees says its work will include outreach, education, lobbying, and litigation.

Non-hospital 340B covered entities have formed a group called 340B Grantees to fight on their own behalf on legislation, in courts, and perhaps in politics at the federal and state levels.

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