Circuit Court: CMS Has Authority To Cut 340B Hospitals’ Drug Pay

By Michelle M. Stein / July 31, 2020 at 4:04 PM
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit sided with CMS on Friday (July 31) as two judges said the agency has authority to cut 340B hospitals’ Part B drug reimbursement rates by almost 30%, reversing a federal district court decision that struck the cuts. A third judge disagreed, saying Congress didn’t appear to allow the agency to cut pay for a subset of hospitals without first gathering the necessary data. The Trump administration immediately touted the...

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