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FDA Relaxes Blood Donation Requirements

On April 2, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that, effective immediately, it is modifying its current policy to shorten the abstinence period, from

3 Apr 2020

CMS Releases Telehealth Toolkit to Guide Providers during COVID-19 Emergency

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a toolkit on Medicare payments to providers of telehealth and telemedicine services on Friday, March 20.

23 Mar 2020

HRSA/OPA Guidance in Response to COVID-19 and DEA Waiver on Controlled Substance Prescriptions

HRSA/OPA Guidance in Response to COVID-19

Late yesterday, HRSA/OPA updated its website to include guidance addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.  The guidance states:

Case-by-Case Waivers –

21 Mar 2020

340B and Telehealth/HHS Waivers

The COVID-19 pandemic has created an increased need for the use of telehealth services.  Powers has received several questions from Ryan White clinics about whether

17 Mar 2020

HRSA Audit Results Reveal Manufacturer Overcharges

On January 28, 2020, HRSA posted results
of its 340B Program audit of four pharmaceutical manufacturers in fiscal year 2019.  Three of the four
audited manufacturers were

14 Feb 2020

GAO Issues Report Criticizing HHS’ Oversight of 340B Duplicate Discounts

On January
27, 2020, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report (the Report) assessing oversight
by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) of

31 Jan 2020

MedPAC Finds No Clear Link Between 340B Program and Increased Drug Spend

On January 17, 2020, the Medicare Payment Advisory
Commission (MedPAC) held its first meeting of the year, including a session
discussing a report requested by the House

23 Jan 2020

GAO Issues Report Criticizing HRSA Oversight of Nongovernmental Hospitals

On January
10, 2020, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report
(the Report) analyzing HRSA’s oversight of 340B eligibility requirements for
nongovernmental hospitals.  The Report concludes

21 Jan 2020

HRSA Awards Prime Vendor Agreement to Apexus

HRSA announced that it has awarded Apexus LLC the prime vendor contract again after a competitive bid process.   Apexus has been the 340B Prime Vendor

13 Jan 2020

CMS Issues Informational Bulletin on State Duplicate Discount Practices

On January
8, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued an Informational Bulletin (Bulletin) outlining CMS’s view of
current “best practices” by states to

13 Jan 2020
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