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Tackling 340B Duplicate Discounts

To say the link between Medicaid and 340B is complicated would be an understatement. By federal law, a covered entity’s 340B program and Medicaid program get discounted drugs for patients with Medicaid, but only one entity can legally receive the discounted drug. This leads to, among other things, administrative stress because covered entities must ensure drug makers aren’t charged two discounts for one drug, otherwise known as duplicate discounts. Everyone from physicians to lawmakers seem to be weighing in on this issue. In December 2022, Pennsylvania distributed a medical assistance bulletin effective Jan. 1, 2023, that seems to indicate the commonwealth will no longer offer Medicaid reimbursements for 340B drugs dispensed by contract pharmacies. Specifically, the bulletin states, “The MA [medical assistance] Program is unable to identify 340B-purchased drugs dispensed by contract pharmacies, therefore, contract… Read More »Tackling 340B Duplicate Discounts