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Get to Know 340B: Where does the program stand at the state and federal level?

Last week, community health centers advocated for state legislation to prohibit third parties from engaging in discriminatory reimbursement in the 340B program. Read on to learn more about the status of the discriminatory reimbursement legislation.
 
Last week, community health centers advocated for state legislation to prohibit third parties from engaging in discriminatory reimbursement in the 340B program. Learn more about where the legislation stands now:
 
What is the status of the discriminatory reimbursement legislation?
Two bills in the Tennessee General Assembly to prohibit discriminatory reimbursement in the 340B drug pricing program are moving through the legislative process. 
 
SB1205/HB1348 will prohibit Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) and other third parties from engaging in discriminatory reimbursement. The bill, sponsored by Senator Briggs and Representative Helton has now been considered by the House Insurance Subcommittee, and passed with favorable comment and will now head to the full House Insurance Committee. The bill will also be considered by the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee.
 
SB1617/HB1398, sponsored by Senator Reeves and Representative Helton, contains the language of SB1205/HB1348, along with additional provisions related to PBMs. This bill is set to be heard in Joint Council on Pensions and Insurance on March 22 and Senate Commerce and Labor on March 23. It will also be considered by the House Insurance Subcommittee. 
 
You can stay up-to-date on the Tennessee General Assembly calendars and even tune in live to the committee hearings by visiting the Tennessee General Assembly website.
 
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