Legislation to Protect 340B
Legislation to protect community health centers and other 340B covered entities from discriminatory reimbursement is advancing in the Tennessee General Assembly. TPCA is supporting SB1205/HB1348, sponsored by Senator Briggs and Representative Helton, and SB1617/HB1398, sponsored by Senator Reeves and Representative Helton.
HB1348, the 340B standalone bill, passed the full House last week while its companion bill, SB 1205 passed the Senate Commerce & Labor Committee and will be sent to the full Senate for a vote.
This week, HB1398, the comprehensive PMB reform bill which includes 340B protection language, passed out of the House Insurance Committee and will be considered by the House Finance, Ways, and Means Subcommittee. SB1617 will be considered by the Senate Finance Committee.