Nevada Shelves Program Cuts in Victory for HIV Patients: Federal 340B Changes Forestalled

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State's Division of Public and Behavioral Health will delay plans to divert savings from the federal 340B Drug Pricing Program that HIV nonprofits rely on and use to deliver crucial care and services to Nevadans living with HIV or AIDS

After community partners and nonprofit HIV providers decried the state's plan, the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health reversed course, announcing they will postpone any changes “…through April 1, 2021, if not longer.“

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) and a coalition of nonprofit HIV providers and the people they serve throughout Nevada welcomed news that the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) has delayed plans to roll out major changes to the state's 340B Drug Pricing Program, a federally administered, privately funded program that HIV nonprofits rely on and use to deliver crucial, lifesaving care and services to Nevadans living with HIV or AIDS.

According to a letter issued by the Nevada Medication Assistance Program (NMAP letter) yesterday, NMAP, which was to begin rolling out the changes on January 18, 2021 “… will be temporarily ...

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