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CHA Submits Comments to DHCS on 340B Program

CHA has submitted a joint comment letter responding to the Department of Health Care Services’ (DHCS) draft All Plan Letter and Provider Bulletin that address duplicate discounts within the 340B Drug Pricing Program.

In its comments, CHA emphasizes the value providers receive through 340B program savings and how this benefits the communities hospitals serve. The letter urges DHCS to allow flexibility in how hospitals utilize contract pharmacies and ensure that stakeholders are given adequate time to build the infrastructure needed for smooth implementation. Other signatories on the joint letter include the California Children’s Hospital Association, the California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems, Private Essential Access Community Hospitals, Inc., California Health+ Advocates and the District Hospital Leadership Forum.