NACHC has pushed forward to find a solution for health centers and other true safety-net providers by forming the Alliance to Save America’s 340B Program (ASAP 340B) with PhRMA, the trade association that represents drug manufacturers. With the partnership of health centers, patient advocates, community organizations, and leaders from the biopharmaceutical industry, the plan is to work with Congress to modernize and strengthen the 340B program.
Category: Health Center Regulatory Issues
340B Spotlight: How 340B Savings Supports Innovation at Carolina Health Centers
Without 340B savings, the health center’s many services that expand access to care — like free prescription deliveries — would be in jeopardy of being rolled back or discontinued.
Defending the 340B Program from Every Direction
The 340B Drug Pricing Program has weathered attacks from different health care actors for years. Just months after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, manufacturers launched attacks by refusing to sell 340B-priced drugs to health centers that use contract pharmacies to increase patient access. This combination of manufacturer restrictions, alongside existing discriminatory contracting actions taken …
Expanding Oral Health Care with Dental Therapists
With more than 61 million people living in areas of the United States designated as Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (Dental HPSAs), it’s important to shine a light on an emerging dental care team provider that is helping community health centers expand access to dental care, the dental therapist. Oral Health in America (NIH 2021) provided …
Eviction Moratorium Set to Expire
The surge of the Delta variant of COVID-19 could not come at a worse time. A federal moratorium on evictions that’s been in place as a public health measure expires this weekend (July 31) renewing concerns about how to keep people safe in their homes and out of crowded or congregate settings that could facilitate …
How Dentists Can Aid Health Centers’ COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts
Using dental providers and staff, who have been trained extensively to give injections both orally and subcutaneously, will help put more COVID-19 shots in arms.
Health Centers and the COVID-19 Vaccine Strategy
NACHC’s goal is to ensure efforts to fight the spread of the virus are aligned and coordinated and that health centers are sufficiently resourced for the long battle ahead.
Looking Back to Move Forward: Understanding the Underlying Authorities to Help FQHCs Survive the COVID-19 Crisis
Guest Post by Susannah Vance Gopalan, Esq., Partner at Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP in Washington, DC with editorial contributions from Bethany Hamilton, Esq. of NACHC State Affairs Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) have experienced rapid declines in patient encounters and revenues since the onset of the pandemic, being forced to lay off employees or …
Reimagining Oral Health Care in Health Centers Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic
Don Weaver, MD, Senior Advisor for Clinical Workforce, NACHC, co-authored the following blog post. The 2000 Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health in America reminded the nation that “oral health is a critical component of health and must be included in the provision of health care and design of community programs.” This critical report …
Leveraging Medicaid Administrative Claiming for Health Centers
Guest post contributed by Lisa Chan-Sawin, MHA, and Gretchen Schroeder, MPH, Transform Health Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, critical safety net providers such as Community Health Centers are experiencing significant drops in patient revenue as a result of stay-at-home orders across the nation. During this global public health crisis it is critical to explore innovative …