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340B program continues to drive shift in care to more expensive hospital settings

PhRMA

In this case, the Berkeley Research Group (BRG) found that nearly 36% of all Medicare Part B therapy sales occurred at 340B hospitals in 2021 , up nearly 17 percentage points since 2012, meaning care is moving from physician offices and non-340B hospitals to 340B hospitals.

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Nonprofit hospitals fall short on community benefit, studies show

PhRMA

Nonprofit hospitals are supposed to help provide access to crucial treatment and services in our most vulnerable communities. But recent research adds to the mountain of evidence showing nonprofit hospitals continue to fall short in their community benefit.

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STAT+: Patients, doctors press FTC to beef up hospital merger scrutiny

STAT

A 24-year-old wrote that after his hometown hospital in Indiana merged with a bigger group, his mom, who worked there, found it harder to provide good care amid staff cuts and reduced support. An internal medicine doctor in Wisconsin said after his hospital merged, colleagues were fired, drug shortages got worse, and prices skyrocketed.

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Flu Vaccination Could Help Reduce Hospitalization for RSV

Drug Topics

A Western Australian study found the influenza vaccine has a possible protective effect against hospitalization for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

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STAT+: Covid hospitalizations on the rise, Humana says

STAT

More older adults have been hospitalized for Covid-19 over the past several weeks, according to internal data reviewed by health insurance giant Humana. But it didn’t expect the uptick to come during the waning summer months.

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STAT+: Medicare wants to increase payments for heart rehab. Hospitals see an opening to get more

STAT

Medicare plans to pay more for a type of cardiac rehabilitation that takes place in certain outpatient clinics owned by hospitals. Some members of Congress and health care experts are pushing for a system that would not pay hospital outpatient departments more for identical services that are provided in lower-priced physician offices.

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Hospital Pharmacy Europe launches web browser notifications

Hospital Pharmacy Europe

Users of the Hospital Pharmacy Europe website can now enjoy upgraded functionality with the launch of a new notification system. This complements the existing notification system built into the Hospital Pharmacy Europe App, which was launched in summer 2022 and is available on iOS and Android.