Posts Tagged 340B

NCHA Comments on CMS Proposed Rule on Medicaid and CHIP Managed Care

NCHA submitted a comment letter on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) Managed Care proposed rule. NCHA is pleased with CMS’s recognition of the critical nature of the use of pass-through payments as a mechanism

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NCHA Comments on HRSA’s Proposed Rule Effective Date of 340B Ceiling Price

NCHA submitted a comment letter to the Health Resources and Services Administration on the proposed rule that would make Jan. 1, 2019 the effective date for implementing the final regulations regarding the 340B Drug Pricing Program ceiling price and drug manufacturers’ civil monetary penalties

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Hospital Groups Refile Lawsuit to Reverse 340B Payment Cuts

The American Hospital Association, Association of American Medical Colleges, America’s Essential Hospitals, and three hospital plaintiffs (includes Park Ridge Health in Hendersonville) refiled a lawsuit in federal district court seeking expedited relief from Medicare payment cuts for many hospitals in the 340B Drug Pricing Program.

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House Committee Seeks Information from 340B Contract Pharmacies

House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders recently sent letters to nine contract pharmacies that participate in the 340B drug savings program requesting information about their participation in the program. The letters sought information on contracting practices; the distance between covered entities and contract pharmacies; to

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NCHA 340B advocacy update

The Energy and Commerce Committee on Health met on July 11 to discuss a number of proposed legislative bills affecting the 340B Program. Proposals include a two-year hiatus on new registrations in the program, additional reporting requirements, and statutorily defining a “340b patient.”

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Challenge to Reverse Cuts for 340B Hospitals Continues

The AHA, Association of American Medical Colleges and America’s Essential Hospitals said onJuly 17 they expect to “refile promptly in district court” their lawsuit challenging a nearly 30% Medicare payment reduction for many hospitals in the 340B drug savings program. Responding to a federal

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GAO Report Examines Characteristics of 340B, Non-340B Hospitals

The Government Accountability Office released a report examining the characteristics of hospitals that participate in the 340B drug savings program and hospitals that do not participate in the program. The report focused on critical access hospitals, sole community hospitals and general acute care hospitals that

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Update on 340B

The US House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee met this week to discuss the 340B program. Notes from the meeting are attached. The focus of this hearing was moderation of the program, not cuts. Of note was a question by Rep. Hudson (NC): “In

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US House Committee releases 340B legislation ahead of July 11 hearing

The US House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee recently posted more than a dozen bills and discussion drafts related to the 340 drug savings program as it prepares to hold a July 11 hearing on improving the program. Among other changes, the bills would void recent

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NC General Assembly adjourned until November; 340B hearing July 11

The NC General Assembly adjourned the 2018 short session Friday after just six weeks of deliberation. They will reconvene on Nov. 27, 2018. The purpose of that session is unknown, but the resolution states that the normal rules for bill introduction and consideration

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