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United States District Court for the District of Columbia Vacates Differential Payment Rate for 340B-Acquired Drugs: Provider Action Required

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Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Did You Know?

On September 28, 2022, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia vacated (link) the previously applied differential payment rates for 340B-acquired drugs in the Calendar Year (CY) 2022 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) final rule.

Why it Matters?

As a result of this of this ruling, CMS will revert to paying the default rate (generally ASP plus 6%) under the Medicare status for 340B-acquired drugs.

CMS noted in the Thursday, October 13, 2022 edition of MLN Connects (link) that “CMS is uploading revised OPP drug files that will apply the default rate (generally ASP plus 6%) to 340B-acquired drugs for the rest of the year. CMS also will reprocess claims our contractors paid on or after September 28, 2022, using the default rate.”

What Can You Do?

To receive payments for claims prior to September 28, 2022, providers will need to submit adjustment claims to recalculate their payments. Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) nationwide have posted information about this issue on their websites. For example, Noridian JF, the MAC for Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming has posted the following information in their October 27, 2022 daily email (link):

Provider/Supplier Action Required:

“Although MACs shall not reprocess 2022 date of service claims prior to 09/28/22 as contractor-initiated adjustments, MACs shall process provider-submitted adjustments to 2022 date of service claims that were paid prior to September 28, 2022. The adjustments can be submitted using type of bill (TOB) XX7 with condition code D9 and remarks indicating “340B adjustment”.

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This material was compiled to share information.  MMP, Inc. is not offering legal advice. Every reasonable effort has been taken to ensure the information is accurate and useful.