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BREAKING: GAO Says HRSA Should Strengthen Oversight Over Private-Nonprofit Hospitals’ 340B Eligibility

BREAKING: GAO Says HRSA Should Strengthen Oversight Over Private-Nonprofit Hospitals’ 340B Eligibility

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) oversight of 340B private, nonprofit hospitals should be significantly strengthened, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found in a report released this morning. Private nonprofit hospitals make up most of hospitals in the 340B program and they are required to have contracts with state or local government to serve low-income patients ineligible for Medicaid and Medicare. GAO, Congress’s watchdog agency, found 13 contracts reviewed did not appear to require hospitals to serve the specified low-income population but nonetheless these hospitals have been permitted to participate.

The report made six recommendations, including that HRSA:

BREAKING: GAO Says HRSA Should Strengthen Oversight Over Private-Nonprofit Hospitals’ 340B Eligibility The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) oversight of 340B private, nonprofit hospitals should be significantly strengthened, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found in a report released this...

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