340B Discounts

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12/31/2020 HHS Releases Advisory Opinion Clarifying that 340B Discounts Apply to Contract Pharmacies hhs.gov 202-690-6343 HHS Releases Advisory Opinion Clarifying that 340B Discounts Apply to Contract PharmaciesOn Wednesday, the HHS Office of the General Counsel released an advisory opinion concluding that drug manufacturers are required to deliver discounts under the 340B Drug Pricing Program (340B Program) on covered outpatient drugs when contract pharmacies are acting as agents of 340B covered entities.The 340B Program requires drug manufacturers (in exchange for coverage of drugs ...
12/31/2020 340B discounts apply to contract pharmacies, HHS clarifies Becker's Hospital Review ... Dec. 30 stating that 340B drug discounts apply to community pharmacies contracted to dispense drugs for hospitals participating in the 340B program.The agency said it has become aware of drugmakers refusing to provide 340B discounts to 340B hospitals that use community pharmacies to dispense prescription drugs for patients, known as contract pharmacies. The advisory opinion clarifies that 340B discounts should be given even if drugs are dispensed through contract ...
12/30/2020 Opinion: Feds aren't enforcing lifesaving drug discount program The Mercury News ... with non-compliance because the federal government is turning a blind eye.Over 270,000 patients are served by our eight health centers across 95 sites spanning the East and South Bay. For our patients, 340B discounts make medications and services affordable. When drug companies do not ship the discounted medications to pharmacies, patients are denied their prescribed medications ...
12/17/2020 Correcting the record: Biopharmaceutical companies remain committed to the 340B program and helping patients phrma.org ... an inaccurate picture of the 340B program, contract pharmacy participation in the program and the biopharmaceutical industry’s commitment to the program. Today, we’re correcting the record.Fact: Manufacturers are still giving the 340B discounts, as required by law, to “covered entities” – more than 12,700 hospitals and clinics currently participating in the 340B program. Some companies have recently implemented changes to shipment of 340B drugs in response ...
12/16/2020 Trump, Biden should be among first vaccinated & 3 more updates from Capitol Hill Becker's ASC Review ... to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to determine whether to include it in a relief package. Read more .2. More than 24 state attorneys general urged HHS to address drugmaker policies denying 340B discounts to hospitals using contract pharmacies. The attorneys general argued it's unlawful to not provide discounts to these hospitals and that HHS should force drugmakers to follow the 340B statue. Read more .3. HHS entered ...
12/16/2020 State attorneys general push HHS for 'immediate relief' vs. drugmakers flouting 340B rules Becker's Hospital Review State attorneys general push HHS for 'immediate relief' vs. drugmakers flouting 340B rules Maia Anderson - Print EmailIn a Dec. 14 letter , more than two dozen state attorneys general urged HHS to address drugmaker policies denying 340B discounts to hospitals that use contract pharmacies, including issuing fines.The attorneys general argue in the letter, addressed to HHS Secretary Alex Azar and Health Resources and Services Administration Administrator Thomas Engels, that ...
12/15/2020 Kalderos upgrades 340B Pay platform, giving covered entities more options Business Insider ... discount and wholesaler chargeback.Launched in September 2020 , 340B Pay is the first real-time solution for drug discount effectuation. The solution enables manufacturers, covered entities and Medicaid agencies to work together to effectuate 340B discounts compliantly and efficiently. 340B Pay, and its tools, Request and Verify, allow providers of any size to request 340B rebates and manufacturers to verify and pay them through a third party payment partner."We ...
12/14/2020 Hospitals And Pharmacists File Lawsuit Over Drug Companies' Refusals Of 340B Discounts - Nashville Medical News nashvillemedicalnews.com Hospitals And Pharmacists File Lawsuit Over Drug Companies' Refusals Of 340B Discounts Published: December 14, 2020Five national hospital organizations and an organization of hospital pharmacists representing participants in the 340B drug pricing program filed a federal lawsuit today against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) over the department's failure to enforce program requirements and halt drug company actions that undermine the program. The groups are joined ...
12/14/2020 Hospitals sue HHS, say it's letting drugmakers skirt 340B program rules Becker's Hospital Review Hospitals sue HHS, say it's letting drugmakers skirt 340B program rules Maia Anderson - Print EmailFive national hospital organizations sued HHS last week, citing its "failure" to make drugmakers pay 340B discounts to hospitals that dispense their drugs through community pharmacies.Since September, six drugmakers have announced policies to stop giving 340B hospitals discounts on drugs dispensed through community pharmacies, arguing it causes them to pay duplicate discounts. Hospitals say ...
12/14/2020 AHA, others file lawsuit over drug companies’ refusing 340B discounts aha.org AHA, others file lawsuit over drug companies’ refusing 340B discounts Dec 14, 2020 - 03:18 PMThe AHA, joined by four other national hospital groups and hospital pharmacists representing participants in the 340B drug pricing program, Friday filed a federal lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services over the department’s failure to enforce program requirements and halt drug company actions that undermine the program.The groups are ...
12/11/2020 Federal panel to settle 340B disputes between hospitals, drugmakers Becker's Hospital Review ... 340B hospitals and drugmakers.The rule implements an administration dispute resolution, or ADR, process for the 340B drug-pricing program. HRSA indicated that hospitals may use the process to challenge recent drugmaker policies denying 340B discounts on drugs dispensed through community pharmacies.Since September, six drugmakers have announced policies to stop giving 340B hospitals discounts on drugs that are dispensed through contract pharmacies, arguing it causes them to pay duplicate ...
12/9/2020 Novo Nordisk to end 340B discounts on drugs dispensed at community pharmacies Becker's Hospital Review Novo Nordisk to end 340B discounts on drugs dispensed at community pharmacies Maia Anderson - Print EmailNovo Nordisk has sent a notice to 340B member hospitals saying that starting Jan. 1 it will no longer give 340B discounts to contract pharmacies.If hospitals don't have an in-house pharmacy to dispense 340B-covered drugs, they can designate one contract pharmacy to receive all of its drugs covered under the program ...
12/7/2020 Business analyst - Indeed USA indeedusa.net ... are looking for a Business Analyst who will work alongside a Product Manager to support our new and fast growing 340B Software Solution Product Line (SaaS solutions used by hospitals to process and maximize 340B discounts for prescriptions dispensed on site and at network pharmacies and optimize drug procurement – in a compliant fashion). This is a transactional portal for ordering discounted drugs and an analytical solution for determining and ...
11/15/2020 Spanberger leads bipartisan effort to save 340B Drug Pricing Program augustafreepress.com ... by Medicaid.The program protects patients who are low-income, live in underserved communities, or suffer from serious chronic illnesses from skyrocketing prices for the drugs they depend on the most. Limiting access to 340B discounts would cause safety-net providers and vulnerable patients to face significant price hikes in the middle of a global pandemic, at a time when both providers and patients are under serious financial strain.Recent ...
11/13/2020 Matsui Leads Bipartisan Effort to Save 340B Drug Pricing Program, Preserve Prescription Drug Discounts for Safety Net Providers | U.S. Congresswoman Doris Matsui US House of Representatives ... letter urges HHS Secretary Alex Azar to take immediate action to prevent Kalderos and pharmaceutical companies from changing the 340B program from a discount to a rebate model. The healthcare providers that benefit from 340B discounts – and who could be facing significant price increases if the change goes through – include Federally Qualified Health Centers, Ryan White HIV/AIDS clinics, rural hospitals, children’s hospitals, and safety-net hospitals ...