Monthly Archives: June 2021

Summer Reruns: ‘340B Contract Pharmacy Saga’ Back in the Spotlight as OGC Withdraws Advisory Opinion

Like the Brood X cicadas emerging from their 17-year chthonic slumber, summer 2021 saw the reemergence of something else set to dominate headlines: 340B contract pharmacies.  Given the link between the Medicaid drug rebate program and 340B, we at Medicaid and the Law cover relevant 340B topics for our readers.

Today, we are discussing the “340B Contract Pharmacy Saga” in light of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of General Counsel’s (OGC’s) June 18 announcement withdrawing Advisory Opinion 20-06. … More

Congress Weighs a “Fallback” for Medicaid Coverage Gap

One of President Biden’s major health care goals is to close the “Medicaid coverage gap” – which refers to those states that have not expanded Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Until now, the principle strategy to accomplish this goal was to offer the 12 states that have failed to expand Medicaid a “carrot” to incentivize adoption. For example, the American Rescue Plan offered these states a sweetheart of a deal,… More