Modern Healthcare: Influential advisory panel asks CMS to reject $1.65 billion cuts to 340B - 340B Matters
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22 Aug Modern Healthcare: Influential advisory panel asks CMS to reject $1.65 billion cuts to 340B

“A panel that advises HHS on outpatient hospital payments wants the CMS to drop a draft rule that could cut up to $1.65 billion out of the 340B discount drug program.

On Monday, the Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment asked the CMS to rescind its proposal to pay hospitals 22.5% less than the average sales price for drugs acquired under the program. 340B aims to reduce operating costs for hospitals that see a disproportionate share of low income patients.The outpatient payment panel was created by a federal law that dictates HHS must assess how policies affect hospitals. The panel, made up of industry leaders, has proved influential.”

Read more: http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20170821/NEWS/170829985

 

 

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