CMS Weighs Fallback Options In Case 340B Court Appeal Fails

By Michelle M. Stein / August 23, 2019 at 4:07 PM
CMS plans to vigorously defend in court its cuts to hospital pay for 340B drugs, but the agency is also weighing fallback options in case the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals sides with 340B hospitals. The options, some of which are laid out in the proposed 2020 hospital outpatient pay rule, would stem what the agency views as the anti-competitive effects of the drug discount program, CMS tells Inside Health Policy . One of the options, moving to a pay...

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