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Hospitals Sue HHS to Stop Cuts to Medicare Drug Payment Program

(Bloomberg) Nov 13, 2017 - Hospitals and several of their trade organizations sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to stop cuts to a Medicare program that lets facilities that serve low-income patients buy drugs at a discount and then get reimbursed at a higher rate.

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Ted Okon (Posted: November 14, 2017)

quotesThis injunction filed by 3 hospital organizations and 3 hospitals will be interesting to watch. Regardless, 340B hospitals are clearly in the crosshairs of this Administration and Congress. On the other side, the hospitals are fighting mad to retain all the 340B profits available to them. As I have said many times during the past few years, 340B is a financial bubble that has to pop. It is simply not sustainable.quotes

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