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man offering cash Milliman’s analysis of claims data found that while 340B hospitals on average pay $1,591 per claim for a brand medicine, on average they get reimbursed $4,673 by a commercial insurer. (Photo: iStock)

Hospitals participating in the federal 340B drug discount pricing program are getting reimbursed by payers three times the amount they initially paid for brand medicines – but there’s no requirement for them to demonstrate the additional revenue is going toward helping vulnerable people, according to an analysis conducted by Milliman, commissioned by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.

Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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