Supreme Court to hear cases on Medicare and 340B payments

The Supreme Court will take up three healthcare cases in the next term, including one involving Medicare payments to providers and cuts to the hospital discount drug program.

The justices agreed to hear an American Hospital Association lawsuit challenging HHS’ decision last year to cut reimbursement rates for certain outpatient drugs to hospitals participating in the 340B program.

Another case centers on how Medicare disproportionate share hospital payments are calculated.

The high court also will hear a case about state Medicaid programs clawing back medical expenses when patients reach settlements or awards in injury cases.

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