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TPCA Endorses Federal Legislation to Prevent Third Parties from Discriminating Against Community Health Centers 
For 30 years, the federal 340B program has allowed community health centers to purchase outpatient medications at a discount and invest all savings from the 340B program into patient care. Tennessee’s health centers rely on the program to ensure patients can access life-saving medications to treat conditions such as diabetes, and support services including behavioral health and substance use disorder treatment, dental services, and OB/GYN care.

In recent years, third parties, including drug manufacturers, insurers, and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMS) have implemented strategies that have allowed them to retain savings intended for health centers.

Without 340B savings, health centers will not be able to sustain critical services and provide patients with medications to manage their conditions. According to the National Association of Community Health Centers, 82% of health centers said access to health care for low-income patients along with rural patients would be most impacted by cuts to the 340B program. Nearly one-third of health centers said that more than half (56%) of their patients would go without needed medications without the 340B program.

In response to threats to the program, TPCA endorsed the PROTECT 340B Act, a key piece of legislation to preserve the program, and the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) released findings illustrating what is at risk for health centers.  

How can you support community health centers and the 340B program? Ask your member of the House to support the PROTECT 340B Act.

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Check Out TPCA's Group Purchasing Partners

In an ongoing effort to provide our members with competitive pricing on products and services that contribute to quality patient care, TPCA is excited to offer our members group purchasing offers from AccuVax, Adaptive Medical Partners and Commonwealth Purchasing Group.

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2022 CHC Site Guide

Looking to learn more about Tennessee's Community Health Centers? View profiles on each of TPCA's members, their services, and patients in our 2022 CHC Site Guide.

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