• Health Care Law Raises Pressure on Public Unions

    By KATE TAYLOR Published: August 4, 2013  Cities and towns across the country are pushing municipal unions to accept cheaper health benefits in anticipation of a component of the Affordable Care Act that will tax expensive plans starting in 2018. The so-called Cadillac tax was inserted into the Affordable Care Act at the advice of economists who argued… Read more »

  • Federal Register -Orphan Drug Release

    HRSA has released its final ruling in the Federal Registry regarding  the use of Orphan Drugs in the 340B discount drug program. The link below can be used to read the federal register notice containing the final ruling on the use of the Orphan drug list within the 340B program.  Use of these drugs is… Read more »

  • Hospitals look to reform 340b drug discount program

     Jaimy Lee Posted: July 9, 2013 – 6:45 pm ET- Modern Health Safety net hospitals issued recommendations Tuesday for reforming the federal 340b drug discount program, which was designed to help clinics and hospitals serving the poor and uninsured but has become controversial because of alleged misuse by some hospitals.The recommendations included increased transparency of 340b prices and… Read more »

  • Lawmakers call for delay of DMEPOS program

    By Rachel Landen Posted: June 6, 2013 – 6:45 pm ET Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have asked CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner to delay the second-round implementation of Medicare’s Durable Medical Equipment Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) competitive-bidding program, scheduled to take effect July 1. Reps. Glenn Thompson (R-Pa.) and Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) have circulated a… Read more »

  • FDA panel favors easing safety limits on Avandia

    By Associated Press Posted: June 6, 2013 – 5:00 pm ET Federal health experts are recommending changes to safety restrictions on former blockbuster diabetes pill Avandia, in light of a new analysis suggesting that the drug may not increase the risk of heart attack as much as previously thought. A majority on a Food and Drug… Read more »

  • Health reform plans, pricing revealed in California

    By Associated Press Posted: May 24, 2013 – 8:00 am ET Californians are finally getting to see what “Obamacare” means for them. President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul made a big leap Thursday when California’s health insurance exchange announced the plans and the prices that will be offered to those buying individual coverage. Some of the… Read more »

  • 340B Peer to Peer Webinar

    340B Peer to Peer Webinar: 340B Peer to Peer Implementation Strategies to Ensure Program Integrity The next upcoming Peer-to-Peer webinar will be held Wednesday, May 29, 2013 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (ET). Once eligibility and enrollment into the 340B program is complete, covered entities face several implementation decisions and processes to operationalize the 340B… Read more »

  • 340B Program registration

    To participate in the 340B Program, eligible organizations/covered entities must register and be enrolled with the 340B program and comply with all 340B Program requirements. Once enrolled, covered entities are assigned a 340B identification number that vendors verify before allowing an organization to purchase 340B discounted drugs. For information and eligibility requirements review the criteria  at www.hrsa.gov/opa… Read more »