340B Drug Survey Reveals Help to Rural Hospitals
Jul 01, 2019
Chuck Buck | Ronald Hirsch, MD | Knicole Emanuel, Esq. | David Glaser, Esq. | Juliet B. Ugarte Hopkins, MD | Kathy Seward, MD | Ellen Fink-Samnick | Maureen Testoni
Under siege by policymakers, the controversial 340B drug discount program appears to be widely embraced by its 1,300 member hospitals that participated in a recent national survey.
Moreover, the survey revealed that members are using savings to provide critical services and access to care to patients with low incomes and those living in under-served rural communities. Reporting on this survey results and the import of its findings during this edition of Monitor Mondays Maureen Testoni, president and CEO for 340B Health.
Other segments to appear during the live broadcast include:
RAC Report: Healthcare attorney Knicole Emanuel returns to the broadcast to report on the latest audits by Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs) and other third-party auditors. Emanuel, a member of the RACmonitor editorial board, is a partner in the Potomac Law Group.
SDoH Report: Ellen Fink-Samnick, a nationally recognized expert on social determinants of health (SdoH), has the latest news on this trending topic that is attracting significant media attention.
Monday Focus: A recent study by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG) has revealed a concerning series of findings related to the under-reporting of instances of potential abuse and neglect of elderly Medicare patients. Reporting on this developing story is Kathy Seward, MD, chief medical officer for qlēr Solutions Inc., a telemedicine company providing psychiatric care to patients throughout the United States.
Case Managers at Risk: Complaints associated with discharge planning can involve allegations that a patient was discharged before they were medically stable enough to leave the hospital, or that services or supplies required in the outpatient setting were not provided. These and other incidents point to the legal liability of case managers. Reporting this developing story is Juliet Ugarte Hopkins, MD, physician advisor for case management, utilization, and clinical documentation at ProHealth Care, Inc. in Wisconsin.
Risky Business: Healthcare attorney David Glaser returns to Monitor Mondays with his popular segment, in which he reports on problematic issues facing providers.
Monday Rounds: Ronald Hirsch, MD, vice president of R1 RCM, makes his Monday Rounds with another installment of his popular segment.