More Than Half of U.S. House Urges CMS to Drop 340B Hospital Cuts

by admin | September 29, 2017 2:44 pm

[1]September 29, 2017—A bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives wants the Trump administration to drop plans to slash what Medicare pays safety-net and rural hospitals for typically expensive specialty drugs that must be administered by trained professionals.

The 228 Republican and Democratic lawmakers made the request in a Sept. 28 letter[2] to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Director Seema Verma. Reps. David McKinley (R-W.Va.), Mike Thompson (D-Calif.), and David Kustoff (R-Tenn.) were the driving force behind the letter.  

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