Drug Discount Plan Remains Target for Possible Legislation

By on June 8, 2023

Members of Congress could call for more transparency about how hospitals use their federal drug discount program savings. According to this Bloomberg Law article, a study found that the Health Resources and Services Administration’s oversight of the 340B program could be improved. McDermott Partner Emily Jane Cook said there is interest in Congress overseeing aspects of hospitals, including the 340B program.

“I wouldn’t be surprised to see a bill being introduced that imposes more explicit oversight requirements,” Cook said.

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Reproduced with permission. Published May 15, 2023. Copyright 2023 by Bloomberg Industry Group, Inc. (800-372-1033) http://www.bloombergindustry.com

Emily J. Cook
In today’s complex and fast-changing healthcare regulatory environment, Emily Jane Cook helps healthcare organizations thrive. Innovative start-ups and established market leaders alike turn to Emily for broad-spectrum strategies to fuel new business initiatives and solve their most pressing compliance, transactional, reimbursement and litigation challenges. Emily is a practice area leader for the Healthcare Regulatory & Compliance practice. In addition to Emily’s role as a national authority on the 340B drug pricing program, Emily helps clients navigate the full suite of federal and state regulations that are essential to healthcare operations. She partners with a wide range of organizations, including non-traditional service providers and new market entrants to identify, protect and expand revenue opportunities, including via private-equity-backed ventures. Her comprehensive counsel encompasses evolving issues such as No Surprises Act (NSA) implementation, development of new provider types, Medicare provider-based and co-location rules, and trends in qui tam litigation and government investigations. She works closely with colleagues in McDermott’s transactional, litigation and private equity practices to deliver fully realized solutions for her clients. Read Emily Cook's full bio.




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