On Dec. 22, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS),Office of Medical Assistance Programs issued MA Bulletin 01-22-78: 340B Drug Pricing Program – Dispensing 340B Purchased Drugs. According to DHS, “This bulletin does not reflect any change to the Department’s policy. As per the 2013 MA Bulletin (link added), and as reflected in the current bulletin, authorized 340B entities are still able to dispense and bill 340B eligible drugs in both FFS and Managed Care.” The Bulletin notes that “contract pharmacies must dispense non-340B-purchased drugs to beneficiaries in the FFS and managed care delivery systems.”Recommend0 recommendationsPublished in
The U.S. has a violent child death problem. Developing strategies to prevent violent child deaths death from firearms and traffic crashes is a demanding task that requires consideration of numerous upstream, interrelated, and tangential issues. To help safety advocates develop strategies to prevent violent child death, we compiled five frameworks to help: Understand and explain …
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Gun violence and traffic crashes may seem like unpredictable events. But they are not random. They are systematic. Data reveal trends and patterns in gun violence and traffic crashes that can help us identify risk factors and protective factors. This is especially important for addressing violent child deaths. So what does the data show? Join …
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Does someone smoke in your apartment complex? You might be inhaling your neighbor’s secondhand smoke. Inside multifamily dwellings, secondhand smoke can travel through doorways, halls, windows, ventilation systems, electrical outlets, and gaps around fixtures and pipes. Secondhand smoke, already a cancer-causing killer of millions, also might contribute to the spread of coronavirus. While there is …
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Approximately 61 million Americans live in rural, tribal, and geographically isolated communities across the United States. These communities often experience significant health inequities. Compared to urban Americans, rural Americans are more likely to have heart disease, stroke, cancer, unintentional injuries, suicide risk, and chronic lung disease, and have higher death rates from COVID-19. As clinicians, […]
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While Arizona’s summer of record-breaking high temperatures and excessive heat warnings continue, we are also expecting to get a break with some rain soon. Monsoon continues until the end of September, providing some relief with rain, but also posing its own hazards. While many Arizonans may know the basics of summer safety like avoiding going […]