Welcome to the December edition of RxStrategies’ 340B Insider, a concise communication to provide a quick highlight of updates from RxStrategies’ view.
340B HEALTH URGES ACTION: Stop 340B Hospital Cuts
The time is now to contact your Senators and Representatives regarding H.R. 4392 to stop the $1.6 billion in cuts effective Jan. 1, 2018.
RxStrategies encourages you to take immediate action by contacting your Senators and Representatives to discuss the importance of the 340B program as a healthcare safety net for low-income and underserved patients. Most importantly, it is vital to stop the deep reductions in Medicare Part B drug payments to hospitals that participate in the 340B drug discount program.
About H.R. 4392: “To provide that the provision of the Medicare Program: Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems and Quality Reporting Programs final regulation relating to changes in the payment amount for certain drugs and biologicals purchased under the 340B drug discount program shall have no force or effect, and for other purposes.”
Read more about H.R. 4392, including viewing current Cosponsors here>
Join the 340B Health Campaign:
- Today, Dec. 12, is Take Action Tuesday. Email your Member of Congress and ask them to cosponsor H.R. 4392. If your Representatives have already cosponsored the bill, thank them for their leadership.
- Dec. 13 is Write-in Wednesday. Send an email to your U.S. Senators and Representatives asking them to include language in the end-of-year spending package that will stop the cuts.
- Dec. 14 is Tweet Thursday. Tweet a message to your U.S. Senators and Representatives urging support for legislation.
- Dec. 15 is Phone-in Friday. Call your Senators and Representatives and ask them to support the legislation.
Please contact us at 877-464-3879 with specific questions.
Join Us at the 340B Coalition Winter Conference
RxStrategies is pleased to be a Pinnacle Leader Sponsor for the 340B Coalition Winter Conference, being held in San Diego, in February 2018.
Our team will be connecting with pharmacy leaders to gain insight and discuss the latest 340B Program developments.
If you are attending, stop by booth #227/326 or contact us to schedule an appointment.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Join the RxStrategies team at the following upcoming conferences:
2018 340B Coalition Winter Conference
Feb. 21 – 23 | San Diego, California