Biden and Becerra Slated to Speak at NACHC Event Next Week

President Joe Biden (left) and HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra are scheduled to speak on Monday, Feb. 14, during the National Association of Community Health Centers’ (NACHC) Policy and Issues Virtual Forum.

President Joe Biden and U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra are scheduled to speak on Monday, Feb. 14, during the National Association of Community Health Centers’ Policy and Issues Virtual Forum, NACHC announced on Tuesday.

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Second Major 340B Stakeholder Says Congress May Need to Stop Drug Makers’ Contract Pharmacy Actions

NACHC is the second major 340B covered entity group in recent days to say publicly that Congress might need to resolve the impasse over 340B contract pharmacy.

The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) told Republican members of Congress last week that “congressional action may be the only solution” to drug makers’ “aggressive actions to limit patients’ access to affordable medications at contract pharmacies.”

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News Alert: At 340B Conference, Feds Laud 340B Providers, Criticize Drug Makers Embroiled in Contract Pharmacy Fight

U.S Assistant Surgeon General Krista Pedley (left) and OPA Acting Director Michelle Herzog told health care providers attending the 340B Coalition winter conference they back them in the 340B contract pharmacy fight.

340B program federal administrators told health care providers attending the 340B Coalition winter conference in San Diego today that they are behind them in the battle with drug manufacturers over accessing 340B pricing in the contract pharmacy setting.

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Hospitals Taking Heavy Losses Due to Drug Company Limits on 340B Pricing, Survey Says

340B Health says a new survey of its members shows 340B hospitals “are losing significant resources” due to drug companies’ conditions on 340B pricing when covered entities use contract pharmacies.

340B hospitals “are losing significant resources” due to drug companies’ conditions on 340B pricing when covered entities use contract pharmacies, according to a new survey from hospital group 340B Health.

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AHA Asks Congress to Attach 340B Hospital Protections to Must-Pass Spending Bill

The AHA asked congressional leaders yesterday to ensure that a must-pass spending bill next month protects hospitals from losing their 340B eligibility due to changes forced on them by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The American Hospital Association (AHA) yesterday asked U.S. House and Senate party leaders to ensure that a must-pass spending bill next month protects hospitals from losing their 340B eligibility due to changes in patient and payer mix caused by the

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News Alert: NACHC Long-Time Leader Van Coverden Takes Leave, Could Augur Generational Change

NACHC informed health center stakeholders last night that its long-time leader Tom Van Coverden (left) has taken leave. NACHC Senior Vice President for Western Operations Rachel Gonzalez-Hanson has been appointed NACHC's interim president and CEO.

The National Association of Community Health Centers said in an email to its contacts yesterday that Tom Van Coverden, 74, hired by NACHC in 1975 and its leader for decades, has taken leave and been replaced by an interim president

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340B-Related Conference Organizers Readjust as COVID-19 Persists

The Marriott Marquis San Diego is the venue for both the 340B Coalition 2022 winter conference and the preceding 340B University educational program.

The 340B Coalition, citing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, decided Tuesday to give registrants for its upcoming Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 winter conference in San Diego, Calif., the option of attending in person or remotely via an online portal.

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PhRMA Says More than Half of Pharmacy and Provider Profits on Brand Drug Sales Come Through 340B

PhRMA says 52% of U.S. pharmacies and health care providers profits' from reimbursement for administering brand-name prescription drugs now comes through participation in the 340B program. The AHA calls the finding an example of drug companies deflecting attention away from the high prices they set.

More than half (52%) of the $81 billion that U.S. pharmacies and health care providers collected in 2020 in reimbursement from payers for brand-name prescription drugs came through pharmacy and provider participation in the 340B program, up from 14% of

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Citing Omicron Wave, 340B Coalition Weighs Making Winter Conference a Hybrid Live/Virtual Event

Citing concerns about COVID-19's Omicron variant, the 340B Coalition is considering turning its Jan. 31–Feb. 2 in-person winter conference into a hybrid in-person/virtual event.

The 340B Coalition said yesterday it is “actively exploring the potential for a hybrid [winter 2022] conference that would allow attendance in-person or virtually for those that cannot attend in-person.”

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More Than 850 Hospitals Ask Feds to Appeal Judge’s 340B Contract Pharmacy Ruling

850+ hospitals in the 340B program sent the HHS secretary a letter yesterday asking the government to appeal a judge’s 340B contract pharmacy ruling.

Just over 850 hospitals in the 340B program asked the federal government yesterday to appeal a judge’s Nov. 5 ruling that halted enforcement actions against two drug companies that deny 340B pricing when hospitals and others use contract pharmacies. They

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