Approps Bill Protects Hospital Eligibility For 340B Drug Discount Program

By John Wilkerson / March 10, 2022 at 5:54 PM
The government spending bill passed by the House late Wednesday (March 9) includes a provision designed to prevent hospitals from falling out of the 340B program due to the pandemic resulting in fewer Medicaid patients treated at hospitals relative to the number of Medicare patients. To be in the 340B drug discount program, hospitals must treat a disproportionate share of patients who are uninsured or underinsured. A high proportion of Medicaid patients help hospitals meet eligibility criteria, but the ratio...

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