Pharmacy - Hospital-based Pharmacy

AHA and other hospital interests filed suit in U.S. District Court to stop a nearly 30% reduction in Medicare payments to hospitals for purchase of outpatient drugs under the 340B program.
MHA has informed the HPC about patient safety and cost considerations related to insurance companies’ drug policies.
The Board of Registration in Pharmacy has issued some new, stricter rules for pharmacy technicians in training.
The Board of Registration in Pharmacy has issued a new application form for pharmacies considering expansions.
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.
HB3239 An Act to Improve Access to and Reporting of Pharmacy Services in Hospitals
The Massachusetts Hospital Association (MHA), on behalf of its member hospitals and health systems, appreciates this opportunity to offer comments in strong support of HB1971 “An Act to Improve Access to Pharmacy Services in Hospitals.”


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