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AHA STATEMENT ON FINAL 340B REMEDY
President and CEO
American Hospital Association
November 2, 2023
Following years of litigation and a unanimous Supreme Court win, the AHA is very pleased that 340B hospitals finally will be reimbursed in full for what HHS unlawfully withheld from them for five years. The one-time, lump-sum repayment hospitals will soon receive will help them to continue providing high-quality care to their patients and communities.
However, HHS made a grievous mistake in choosing to claw back billions of dollars from America’s hospitals, especially those that serve rural, low-income, and other vulnerable communities. HHS decided to ignore hundreds of comments from hospitals and other providers explaining why this Medicare cut is both illegal and unwise. The AHA will continue to review this rule and consider all available options going forward.