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GOP Congressman Slams PBMs for Taking Away Safety Net Providers’ 340B Savings

Rep. Jake La Turner (R-Kan.) said yesterday he is concerned about PBMs "pickpocketing" health centers and other safety net providers' 340B savings.

A Kansas Republican congressman said on Capitol Hill yesterday that pharmacy benefit managers (PBMS) are taking away health centers and other safety net providers’ 340B savings and driving up their costs.

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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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CMS Delays Implementing Rule Allowing Multiple Best Prices for Drugs Until Next July

CMS is delaying the effective date of a rule to let drug manufacturers report multiple best prices on their products if states opt to participate in value-based purchasing models.

The Biden administration said yesterday it is delaying by six months the effective date of a Trump administration final rule to let drug manufacturers report multiple best prices on their products if states opt to participate in value-based purchasing (VBP)

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Referral Prescription Capture Drives Significant 340B Savings Enhancing 340B’s Mission

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Establishing a referral prescription capture program enables covered entities to broaden the reach of their 340B Drug Discount Program. Referral prescription capture can occur when patients of the covered entity utilize external specialists who are outside of the health system’s physician network.

Monitoring these opportunities not only increases the prescription volume that qualifies as 340B eligible, but the

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As Contract Pharmacy Losses Climb into the Billions, Fine for Overcharging 340B Providers Gets Closer to $6,000 Per Instance Mark

HHS OIG has raised the civil monetary penalty for overcharging a 340B covered entity to adjust for inflation.

The federal fine for overcharging a 340B covered entity just went up from $5,883.00 to $5,953.00 per each instance of overcharging.

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AstraZeneca and Feds Keep Sparring over 340B While Waiting for Judge to Rule

AstraZeneca and the federal government are awaiting the federal district court in Delaware's decision in the company’s 340B contract pharmacy lawsuit.

Drug manufacturer’s AstraZeneca and the federal government continue to joust in court as they await a crucial decision in the company’s 340B contract pharmacy lawsuit.

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Insulin and Diabetes Drug Makers Ask Judge to Dismiss 340B-Related Antitrust Charges

Insulin and diabetes drug manufacturers want a federal district judge to dismiss 340B-related antitrust changes against them.

U.S. manufacturers of insulin and diabetes-related treatments asked a federal judge on Friday to dismiss two health centers’ antitrust class action over the companies’ denials of 340B pricing when covered entities use contract pharmacies.

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AHA Criticizes JAMA Study of What Hospitals Charge for Clinician-Administered Drugs

The AHA says a JAMA study on what hospitals charge insurers for clinician-administered drugs lacks context.

The American Hospital Association (AHA) has pushed back on a JAMA Internal Medicine study suggesting that leading acute care facilities that are 340B covered entities have wide variations in how much they charge insurers for clinician-administered drugs.

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Kaiser Health News Story on 340B Likely to be Read and Seen Widely

Kaiser Health News and InvestigateTV released an in-depth news article and news segment today about the 340B program and the fight over 340B contract pharmacy.

Kaiser Health News (KHN), a nonprofit health care news organization whose stories are widely and freely republished and rebroadcast, released an in-depth article and news video today about the 340B program and the fight over 340B contract pharmacy.

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