July 9, 2021
Supreme Court Elects to Hear Arguments in 340B Case
The Supreme Court has decided to include AHA, et al v. Becerra, a case regarding cuts to 340B hospitals’ Medicare reimbursement, in its fall session. The case centers on rates paid for outpatient drugs and argues that HHS deviated from the intent of the law by allegedly singling out 340B hospitals. The AHA remains hopeful that the Court will reject HHS’ interpretation of the law as this interpretation “clearly imperils the important services that the 340B program helps [to provide].” We can expect a decision by SCOTUS some time early next year.