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Trump Administration Moves to Alter Drug Discount Program That Many Rural Hospitals Rely On

Nov 21, 2017
Details the 340B prescription drug program that allows hospitals serving low-income patients to buy medication at a discount and sell it to local pharmacies in order to bolster their bottom lines. In rural areas, this program has prevented hospital closures. A final rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2018 would reduce funding for hospitals in the program. Includes commentary from both those who support and those who oppose the rule.
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Healthcare business and finance · Hospitals · Legislation and regulations · Pharmacy and prescription drugs