Hospitals Raise Concerns on Biden Drug Shortage Proposal

HHS recently released a proposal to address drug shortages with measures focused on both hospitals and drug manufacturers.
While the Biden administration’s proposal to address drug shortages does not exempt certain drug products from 340B pricing like the [...]

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340B Stakeholders Clash on Patient Definition, 340B Spending Requirements in Comments on Senate ‘Group of Six’ Draft Overhaul

Advocacy groups for providers and drugmakers had diverging views in their comments on a draft Senate 340B overhaul.
Stakeholders disagreed on whether Congress should codify a new 340B patient definition or restrict how providers use 340B savings, in [...]

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Estimated 340B Revenue Exceeded Charity Care Spending for 85% of DSH Hospitals, Says Pharma-backed Group

340B revenue exceeds charity care spending for most DSH hospitals, said a report from drug industry-backed AIR340B.
Eighty-five percent of DSH hospitals earned more in estimated 340B revenue in 2022 than they incurred in charity care costs, [...]

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As Deadline Approaches, First Stakeholders Respond to Senate Group of Six Draft 340B Overhaul

The deadline for stakeholders to respond to the bipartisan senate "group of six" 340B draft 340B overhaul is April 1.
Less than four days remain for stakeholders to comment on the highly anticipated bipartisan senate draft 340B program overhaul, and [...]

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U.C. Berkeley Researcher Proposes 340B Be Limited to the Indigent or that Providers Pass on their Discounts to Insurance Industry

Dr. James Robinson, a health economist at University of California at Berkley, criticized hospitals’ “buy and bill” drug acquisition process.
A University of California at Berkeley academic is proposing a series of major reforms to the 340B discount drug program [...]

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As Conservative Media Campaign Continues, Hospital Group Demands Removal of Ads Linking 340B to Illegal Immigration

A 340B hospital trade group demanded local stations remove a dark money ad that links the 340B program to immigration growth.
A national hospital advocacy group “insists” multiple television stations remove a dark money group’s political ads alleging federal funding for [...]

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Hospital Groups Slam AbbVie in Legal Battle Over Louisiana’s 340B Contract Pharmacy Law

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Hospital groups urged a federal district court to dismiss drugmaker AbbVie's lawsuit against Lousiana's 340B contract pharmacy law.
The drugmakers that sued to block Louisiana’s 340B contract pharmacy law “want to have their cake and eat it too,” [...]

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CMS Directs Contractors to Provide Accelerated Payments as Part of Change Healthcare Cyber Attack Response

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In response to the ongoing Change Healthcare cyberattack, CMS will direct contractors to provide some accelerated payments to hospitals.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will direct Medicare administrative contractors (MACs) to provide some accelerated payments to [...]

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Dark Money Group Ominously Warns That 340B Used to ‘Launder Your Money,’ Contributes to Immigration Crisis

A 340B hospital trade group demanded local stations remove a dark money ad that links the 340B program to immigration spending.
Building America’s Future, a nonprofit advocacy group that previously focused on trade, infrastructure, and tobacco issues, recently pushed into drug [...]

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