Hospitals and pharmaceutical manufacturers are at odds over revisions to the 340B drug discount program, announced by the Biden administration last week.

The final rule, which will take effect on June 18 after a 60-day comment period, aims to make dispute resolution more accessible and efficient, according to the Health Resources and Services Administration, which oversees the program. Along with lowering barriers to entering the process, the rule requires parties to make a good-faith effort to resolve disputes before bringing them to arbiters and creates an appeals process if either party doesn't like the result.

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