If the state’s plan to “carve-out” Medicaid prescription drugs is approved, the plan is expected to devastate 340B drug discount program providers. The 340B program allows safety net providers to purchase discounted drugs and use the savings to provide essential services, like housing aid and food assistance, for low-income New Yorkers. Administrators with the FQHC centers state that a reversal or delay of the 340B carve-out must take place by April 1 by the New York State Senate voting in favor of Bill S2520 and the New York State Assembly voting in favor of Bill A1671A.
Albany’s plan for the carve-out measure is included in the 2021 budget and is scheduled to take effect on April 1. • The Chautauqua Center – Dunkirk and Jamestown
• Jericho Road – Buffalo • Evergreen Health – Buffalo and Jamestown
In addition to the Southern Tier facilities that would be affected by the carve-out plan, others affected will include the following centers: • Community Health Center of Buffalo, Inc. – Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Lockport and Niagara Falls
• Neighborhood Health Center – Blasdell, Buffalo and Hamburg Source
Over 40 state lawmakers in the Senate and Assembly had sent a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo in late January urging the Department of Health to repeal the Medicaid drug carve-out.
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