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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

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

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

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

DC Circuit Rules on 340B Medicare Advantage Discriminatory Reimbursement Case

The federal appeals court for the District of Columbia
Circuit recently ruled in favor of the Humana Medicare Advantage plan in a case
by a 340B covered

9 Jan

Apexus Publishes Tool for Grantee Combined Purchasing and Distribution Requests

Last week, Apexus published a tool which states for the first time HRSA’s policy that all non-FQHC federal grantees are required to register each of

27 Nov

AIR340B Releases Updated Study on Charity Care Rates at 340B Hospitals

Earlier this month, the Alliance
for Integrity and Reform of 340B (“AIR340B”), a national advocacy group funded
largely by pharmaceutical companies, released an update
to their previous reports

19 Nov

New All-Agency Executive Orders May Undermine 340B Guidance

On October 9, 2019, the White House issued two executive orders with potential implications on HRSA’s ability to enforce its sub-regulatory guidance, including its patient

29 Oct

OPA Reevaluates 340B Program Policies

340B Health reports that Capt. Krista Pedley, the Director of OPA, stated last week at the Medicaid Drug Rebate Conference that OPA is reevaluating its

3 Oct

CMS To Survey Hospitals About Acquisition Costs for 340B Drugs

In a Federal Register notice issued yesterday, CMS announced that it intends to survey hospitals on their acquisition costs for covered outpatient drugs purchased under the 340B

1 Oct
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