Healthcare Finance: Why Medicare 340B benefits rural hospitals the most

EXCERPT: “The majority of hospitals, 85 percent, will see net payment increases from recent Medicare Part B outpatient payment changes, with rural hospitals seeing much greater-than-average overall payment increases for 2018. The findings are included in new research from Avalere Health commissioned by the Community Oncology Alliance. The study investigates the net financial impact of a restructuring of payments for Part B drugs to correct the unintended consequence of some 340B hospitals profiting from the program. The findings contradict the notion that the new payment system will result in hospitals seeing a drastic cut in reimbursement.” FULLSTORY: