Many hospitals reduced inpatient admissions during the COVID-19 pandemic. 340B hospitals now fear that this could cause them to lose their eligibility for 340B drug discounts due to changes in patient mix.

One-Fourth of 340B DSH Hospitals at Risk of Losing Eligibility Due to Pandemic, Analysis Finds

Roughly one out of four 340B disproportionate share (DSH) hospitals could lose their eligibility for 340B drug discounts due to COVID-19 pandemic-related changes in patient mix, an analysis of hospital Medicare cost reports for 2019 and 2020 shows. About one out of 10 current 340B sole community hospitals (SCHs) and rural referral centers (RRCs) also are at risk.

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