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Defense in Congress, Offense in the States: Ryan White Clinics Fighting Against Discriminatory 340B Reimbursement

“We are taking the fight to the states,” said Shannon Stephenson, president of Ryan White Clinics for 340B Access (RWC-340B), a national organization of HIV/AIDS

5 May 2020

COVID-19 Policies & Procedures

Powers drafted the attached template COVID-19 Policies and Procedures that incorporate HRSA/OPA’s relaxed guidance to help 340B covered entities address the coronavirus pandemic.   We hope

16 Apr 2020

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

Resources for the COVID-19 Crisis

In our continuing efforts to provide you with relevant and timely information during the COVID-19 crisis, Powers has set up a dedicated webpage for information

31 Mar 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

Shannon Stephenson Recognized in the Chattanoogan Publication

Congratulations to Shannon Stephenson, CEO of Cempa Community Care and president of RWC-340B, who was featured on Chattanoogan.com on March 4.  Shannon is aptly described

6 Mar 2020

Presidential Budget Proposes 340B Savings Usage Records, Covered Entity User Fees, and Expanded HRSA Authority

On February 10, 2020, the White House released the
Administration’s budget proposal for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, A
Budget For America’s Future. This document summarizes the President’s
recommendations

20 Feb 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
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