Keep a Watchful Eye on 340B Drug Discount Program

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On July 13, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would drastically cut the 340B drug discount program for hospitals serving Medicare patients. While the proposed CMS rule would not affect community health centers or other 340B-covered entities and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grantees, the Primary Care …

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CMS Proposed 340B Rule Changes Jeopardize Safety Net Hospitals

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On July 13, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would drastically cut the 340B drug discount program for hospitals serving Medicare patients. The proposed rule would specifically affect safety net hospitals and significantly cut their drug-cost savings from the 340B program, jeopardizing their ability to continue to provide …

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Senate Repeal Bill Threatens Primary Care Infrastructure

Categories: PCDC News, Policy
Surprises are few in the Senate GOP’s bill to end Obamacare, which was released last week after a clandestine drafting process that excluded Democrats and many Republicans. Echoing the House repeal bill — which President Trump recently described as “mean, mean, mean” — the new legislation would destabilize insurance markets, weaken the primary care system, …

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AHCA Jeopardizes Primary Care

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It’s a promise made and kept: the House of Representatives under pressure from President Trump voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with the American Health Care Act (AHCA). This piece of legislation is profoundly dangerous to 24 million people whose coverage is in jeopardy, more than 50 million people with preexisting …

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Ask the Expert, Rick Zall: Q&A about the future of primary care

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While the debate surrounding health care swirls in Washington, DC, primary care providers, administrators, and payers are struggling to prepare for potentially massive shifts in policy confronting primary care. To learn more about what primary care can expect over the coming months, we spoke to Proskauer Partner Rick Zall, a PCDC co-founder and one of …

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