Posts Tagged 340B

VA Contracts with TriWest to Support Patient-Centered Community Care and Veterans Choice Programs

TriWest has partnered with the Veterans Administration (VA) in 28 states in the western and southern parts of the country to administer VA’s Patient-Centered Community Care (PC3) and Veterans Choice (Choice) Programs. These programs provide Veterans with access to community providers when the

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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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HHS Proposing Accelerating Effective Date of 340B Ceiling Price

On June 5, 2018, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) published a final rule that delayed the effective date of the 340B ceiling price and civil monetary rule until July 1, 2019, to allow a more deliberate process of considering alternative and

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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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UHC Puts Temporary Hold on Implementation of 340B Cuts for Medicare Advantage

NCHA received a communication from the American Hospital Association (AHA) indicating that United Healthcare’s (UHC) implementation of 340B cuts, consistent with Fee for Service Medicare Part B, for its Medicare Advantage Plan members have been put on hold until further notice due to

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DHHS Releases Request for Proposal for Medicaid Prepaid Health Plans

On Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, the NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) issued a Request For Proposal (RFP) for organizations wishing to participate in Medicaid managed care as Prepaid Health Plans (PHPs) when the program launches in 2019. The RFP outlines DHHS’

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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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CMS Releases Proposed Physician Payment Rule for 2019

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its annual update to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule on July 12. The proposed rule will be published in the Federal Registeron July 27 and comments will be accepted through Sept. 10. CMS is proposing

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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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