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Pennsylvania rescinded a new Medicaid policy document that said contract pharmacies could not dispense 340B-purchased drugs to Medicaid beneficiaries.

Pennsylvania Rescinds Directive that Contract Pharmacies May Not Dispense 340B 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The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services yesterday rescinded Medicaid policy guidance dated Dec. 22 and effective Jan. 1 that forbade 340B covered entities’ contract pharmacies from dispensing 340B-purchased drugs to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 that the policy would cause catastrophic financial losses at 340B health centers if it was not delayed. The state hospital association warned of potentially far-reaching financial implications.

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services yesterday rescinded Medicaid policy guidance dated Dec. 22 and effective Jan. 1 that forbade 340B covered entities’ contract pharmacies from dispensing 340B-purchased drugs to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

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