STATEMENT BY 340B HEALTH PRESIDENT AND CEO MAUREEN TESTONI REGARDING COURT RULING ON MEDICARE CUTS TO 340B HOSPITALS
WASHINGTON, D.C.— The following statement was issued by Maureen Testoni, President and Chief Executive Officer of 340B Health:
“On behalf of the nearly 1,400 hospitals we represent that participate in 340B, we are pleased that the court has, once again, found that HHS exceeded its statutory authority by cutting what Medicare pays for outpatient drugs delivered to their patients. The cuts made in 2018 and again in 2019 have reduced hospitals’ ability to care for those in need. The sooner this policy is reversed, the better hospitals will be able to serve the needs of patients with low incomes and those in rural communities. HHS must act quickly, as any further delay will only harm patients and the hospitals they rely on for care.”
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