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January 8, 2020

CMS Issues Guidance on Avoiding Duplicate Discounts in 340B Program

On January 8, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) issued an informational bulletin outlining a series of best practices for states to consider for avoiding duplicate discounts in the 340B program. According to CMS, the guidance is in response to stakeholder concerns regarding the increased complexity of avoiding duplicate discount billing due to the expansion of managed care and reliance on contract pharmacies.