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House GOP Bill Would Stop Additional Hospitals and Child Sites from 340B Enrollment and Make it Harder for Current Hospitals to Remain Eligible

U.S. Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-Mont.) has reintroduced a bill to put a moratorium on 340B hospital growth, impose 340B reporting requirements on hospitals, and make it harder for private nonprofit hospitals to stay in 340B.

A new U.S. House bill would put a moratorium on 340B hospital growth and impose a host of reporting requirements on 340B hospitals. It would also make it much harder for private nonprofit hospitals to remain in the

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U.S. House Leaders Agree on Committee Ratios: Energy & Commerce Gets to Work 

Energy and Commerce
The composition of the House Energy & Commerce Committee in this Congress is clear now that party leaders have agreed on committee sizes and ratios.

U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) have reached an agreement on the balance of power in committees during this Congress and are expected to formally assign members to committees as soon as

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The Top 5 Marketing Tips for Building Your Patient Base


Saving people’s lives.
Eliminating the stigma surrounding a host of physical and mental health conditions.
Advocating for the health equity of underserved populations.
Executing targeted marketing campaigns.

One of these initiatives indeed feels less service-oriented than the others. But once you kick all its associated buzzwords to the curb, marketing is crucial to a covered entity’s

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Astellas Notifies 340B Entities About Antifungal’s Updated NDC

Astellas says the old and new NDCs for its antifungal drug Cresemba are interchangeable in compliant 340B inventory replenishment models.

Drug manufacturer Astellas will let 340B covered entities using “a compliant 340B inventory replenishment model” count accumulations of its antifungal Cresemba under its old National Drug Code toward replenishment of equal quantities under the product’s corresponding new NDC,

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End 340B, Commentary in New England Journal of Medicine Suggests

Policymakers should consider disbanding the 340B program, a student and a professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine say in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Policymakers should consider disbanding the 340B program “given its negative reverberations for patients and markets,” a student and a professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine wrote in a commentary in the latest edition of the New

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MedPAC Votes to Recommend Ditching Medicare DSH Patient Percentage for Medicare Purposes

MedPAC thinks CMS should stop using the Medicare DSH patient percentage for Medicare purposes. The 340B program uses the DSH calculation for hospital eligibility purposes.

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, as expected, has voted to recommend that Congress should start phasing in a new way of distributing extra Medicare payments to safety net hospitals that disproportionately serve low-income and/or uninsured beneficiaries.


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The Mpox Outbreak: What a Swift Response Looks Like


The monkeypox (renamed mpox by the World Health Organization) outbreak took the world by storm in early May of 2022 on the heels of the COVID-19 pandemic. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) was among the first public health organizations to sound the alarm on mpox, notably found at a higher rate among men

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Ryan White Clinics for 340B Access Is Dropping its 340B Dispute Resolution Lawsuit

RWC-340B is dropping is lawsuit that helped prod HRSA to issue long-delayed 340B dispute resolution rules.

Ryan White Clinics for 340B Access is dropping its lawsuit that, together with a related case, led federal health officials to issue long-delayed dispute resolution rules for the 340B program in December 2020.

RWC-340B, five co-plaintiff 340B covered

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Pennsylvania Rescinds Directive that Contract Pharmacies May Not Dispense 340B Drugs to Medicaid Beneficiaries

Pennsylvania rescinded a new Medicaid policy document that said contract pharmacies could not dispense 340B-purchased drugs to Medicaid beneficiaries.

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services yesterday rescinded Medicaid policy guidance dated Dec. 22 and effective Jan. 1 that forbade 340B covered entities’ contract pharmacies from dispensing 340B-purchased drugs to Medicaid beneficiaries.

The state primary care association warned

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Oregon Bill Targets PBM Policies that Discriminate Against 340B Pharmacies

A bill in Oregon would prohibit discriminatory practices by PBMs and insurance plans against 340B pharmacies.

Oregon legislators have introduced a bill that would prohibit discriminatory practices by pharmacy benefit managers and insurance plans against 340B pharmacies, including reimbursing a 340B pharmacy less for prescription drugs compared with non-340B pharmacies. 

If passed later this

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