Facility Supply Chain

The American Hospital Association released a report last week showing that total drug spending per hospital admission increased 18.5% between FYs 2015 and 2017.
Last week, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont), along with several Democratic Senate and House members, including House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), announced the release of three bills intended to lower drug prices.
A U.S. District Court has issued a permanent injunction to CMS, halting the federal government’s nearly 30% reduction in reimbursements to certain hospital outpatient departments purchasing drugs through the 340B program.
The American Hospital Association last week announced 340B drug program “good stewardship principles.”
Hospitals are still reporting that they are low on IV bags, saline and emergency products.
There's been a nationwide shortage of IV fluids through injection bags since Hurricane Maria disrupted production facilities in Puerto Rico.

Resources

Click on the links below for easy access to important information related to state healthcare issues and advocacy.
Visit the Commonwealth of Massachusetts websites below to find information on legislative hearings and other meetings of interest to the healthcare community.
To guide your navigation of the legislative process and assist your advocacy efforts, please visit the following state websites:
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