Drug Price Transparency

May 22, 2018
AHA comments to HRSA regarding proposed rule that would further delay the effective date for implementing final regulations regarding the 340B Drug Pricing Program ceiling price and drug manufacturers’ civil monetary penalties (CMPs) for violations of the ceiling price.
May 18, 2018
Medicare Part D prescription drug plans should not prevent pharmacies from telling customers when they could pay less for a drug by paying cash, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services told plan sponsors yesterday. “An important step in putting patients first and lowering out-of-pocket…
May 17, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration today announced new efforts to spotlight situations where drugmakers may be pursuing “gaming tactics” to delay generic competition. “Today, we’re making public a list of companies that have potentially been blocking access to the samples of their branded products,”…
May 15, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today updated the Parts B and D drug spending dashboards with 2016 information. The dashboards provide pricing and utilization information for drugs covered under Medicare Parts B and D, including the total amount the program spent on a covered drug…
Mar 26, 2018
The AHA Friday submitted comments to Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Tom Carper (D-DE), Todd Young (R-IN) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) as they develop legislation to improve price transparency in the health care market and lower costs. The senators last month…
Mar 8, 2018
The Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing, of which the AHA is a founding member, today released a digital and television ad urging Congress to pass the Creating and Restoring Equal Access to Equivalent Samples Act to lower drug prices. The ad is running on CNN and Fox in Washington, DC, and on…
Mar 1, 2018
Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Tom Carper (D-DE), Todd Young (R-IN) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) are seeking guidance from health care stakeholders as they develop legislation to improve price transparency in the health care market and lower costs. In a…
Mar 1, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC (March 1, 2018) – Hospitals of all kinds provide a full range of benefits to their communities.  In a new analysis released today, the American Hospital Association (AHA) spotlights how 340B tax-exempt hospitals provided more than $50 billion in total benefits to their…
Feb 6, 2018
Letter to Congressional leaders from organizations to voice strong support for the Creating and Restoring Equal Access to Equivalent Samples (CREATES) Act (S. 974/H.R. 2212) and encourage Congress to pass this important, bipartisan legislation as soon as possible.
Jan 26, 2018
AHA response to HHS' request for information regarding barriers to choice and competition and proposed solutions to facilitate the development and operation of a health care system that provides high-quality care at affordable prices for the American people.