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How hospitals are taking advantage of the 340B Drug Pricing Program

Sometimes it is hard for hospitals to provide expensive care to poor patients. When a low-income patient needs $ 20,000 of chemotherapy, a hospital loses money if that patient cannot pay for the medicine, or pays through Medicaid, with its relatively stingy reimbursement. Fortunately, the federal government created a program for hospitals that care for… Read More »

Court rejects 340B payment cuts in big win for hospitals

Dive Brief: U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras has decided against the Trump administration in its plan to cut 340B payments for outpatient drugs that took effect in January 2018. Contreras said HHS didn’t have legal authority to reduce payments and sidestepped Congressional authority. The American Hospital Association (AHA), America’s Essential Hospitals (AEH) and the… Read More »