U.S. Sen. Braun Introduces Bill to Collect and Report 340B Hospital Data

U.S. Sen. Mike Braun’s (R-Ind.) bill would impose reporting requirements on 340B DSH, children’s, and free-standing cancer hospitals and require federal watchdog agencies to issue three reports on the drug discount program | Source: C-SPAN

U.S. Sen. Braun Introduces Bill to Collect and Report 340B Hospital Data

Updated Thursday Nov. 5, 2020, 5:50 p.m. EST to clarify that the bill was introduced Oct. 5 and the text was published on Congress’s official website today. U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) recently introduced the same bill (H.R. 852), with Reps. Tim Burchett (R-Tenn.), Denver Riggleman (R-Va.), and Lloyd Smucker (R-Penn.) as original cosponsors.

U.S. Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) has introduced legislation to require 340B disproportionate share (DSH), children’s, and free-standing cancer hospitals to report data from their main and child sites on patient insurance status, charity care costs, and aggregate acquisition costs and reimbursements for 340B drugs. Congress.gov, the official website for U.S. federal legislative information, published the bill text this morning; Braun introduced the measure Oct. 5.


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