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Judge halts 340B Medicare rate cuts for hospitals
Modern Healthcare

A federal judge late Monday blocked the Trump administration’s Medicare cuts to 340B hospitals, saying the new rates aren’t lawful for 2018 and 2019.

However, U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras did not grant hospitals the permanent injunction against the cuts that they wanted. Instead, he ordered the department to take “first crack” at a remedial measure with a status update due Aug. 5.

“The secretary’s deficiencies here were substantial,” the judge wrote in a decision late Monday.