340B

Jul 16, 2018
The AHA today submitted comments on the Department of Health and Human Services’ blueprint to lower drug prices and out-of-pocket costs. The letter provides input on issues related to competition, transparency in drug pricing, national drug spending data, value-based payment arrangements, site-…
Aug 9, 2018
On July 25, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its CY 2019 outpatient prospective payment system/ambulatory surgical center proposed rule. In addition to standard updates, the rule would substantially expand Medicare site-neutral payment policies in several areas and make changes to the payment policies for drugs, including 340B-acquired drugs. Comments on the proposed rule are due to CMS by Sept. 24.
Aug 2, 2018
House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders yesterday sent letters to nine contract pharmacies that participate in the 340B drug savings program requesting information about their participation in the program. The letters sought information on contracting practices; the distance between…
Jul 25, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today proposed to update hospital outpatient prospective payment system rates by 1.25% in calendar year 2019 compared to CY 2018. In addition, the rule includes several “site-neutral” payment policy proposals. First, CMS would reduce the payment…
Jul 25, 2018
Tom Nickels Executive Vice President American Hospital Association July 25, 2018   With today’s proposed rule, CMS has once again showed a lack of understanding about the reality in which hospitals and health systems operate daily to serve the needs of their communities. CMS has…
Jul 19, 2018
The Government Accountability Office yesterday released a report examining the characteristics of hospitals that participate in the 340B drug savings program and hospitals that do not participate in the program. The report focused on critical access hospitals, sole community hospitals and general…
Jul 17, 2018
The AHA, Association of American Medical Colleges and America’s Essential Hospitals today said they expect to “refile promptly in district court” their lawsuit challenging a nearly 30% Medicare payment reduction for many hospitals in the 340B drug savings program. Responding to a federal appeals…
Jul 17, 2018
           
WASHINGTON, DC (July 17, 2018) – Today, the American Hospital Association (AHA), the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), and America’s Essential Hospitals released the following statement: "As today’s decision stated, ‘The question presented is not whether they may obtain judicial…
Jul 17, 2018
AMERICAN HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION, ET AL., APPELLANTS v. ALEX MICHAEL AZAR II, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS THE SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AND UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, APPELLEES Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Columbia (No. 1:17…
Jul 16, 2018
AHA comments on the 340B section of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Costs.