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340B In the News

19 Jun News Release: Matsui Introduces Legislation in Support of 340B Program

The SERV Communities Act Clarifies Program Intent, Enhances Program Integrity & Expands Program Eligibility Washington, D.C. -  Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) introduced the Stretching Entity Resources for Vulnerable (SERV) Communities Act, legislation that clarifies the intent of the 340B Program, enhances program integrity, and protects and...

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14 Jun Modern Healthcare: Hospitals urge Congress to pass new 340B legislation

"Hospitals on Tuesday urged Congress to pass a newly introduced bill to strengthen the 340B drug discount program. Under the Stretching Entity Resources for Vulnerable (SERV) Communities Act introduced by Rep. Doris Matsui (D-Calif.), the HHS secretary must audit 340B providers and drug manufacturers. The bill...

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30 May Opinion: In a time of rising drug prices, preserve the 340B program

"In a recent blog post, Congressman Bradley Byrne highlighted that Alabama hospitals receive the lowest Medicare reimbursement rate in the country. Because Medicare is the largest payor in most hospitals, this issue impacts the fiscal sustainability of hospitals across the state. We gratefully acknowledge and...

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10 May Opinion: Hospitals use drug program to improve care

"The recent Union Leader column by Thomas E. Blonski titled “Vulnerable patients need Maggie Hassan’s HELP” calls into question the integrity of the 340B Prescription Drug Savings program, as well as the commitment of New Hampshire hospitals who serve our state’s most vulnerable and underserved...

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27 Apr News Release: Congressional Black Caucus Defends 340B Hospitals

The Congressional Black Caucus is throwing its support behind 340B hospitals and health clinics, coming as Rep. Doris Matsui (D-HI) also seeks to boost the hospitals by drafting a bill that requires audit parity between 340B hospitals and drug makers. At a congressional Black Caucus event...

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25 Apr Journal Inquirer: Congress must protect vital discount drug program

"Community health centers deliver value by providing cost-effective medical care to more than 10 percent of our state’s population.  For First Choice to provide comprehensive medical care (up to 30 different services) for one patient over the period of one year costs an average of...

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