• HRSA- Recertification for Hospital Entities

    The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Office of Pharmacy Affairs (OPA) is required to recertify all participating covered entities enrolled in the 340B Program annually to ensure covered entities are appropriately listed on the 340B database and that covered entities are in compliance with 340B Program requirements. For the following hospital types (Disproportionate Share… Read more »

  • Hospitals look to reform 340b drug discount program

     Jaimy Lee Posted: July 9, 2013 – 6:45 pm ET- Modern Health Safety net hospitals issued recommendations Tuesday for reforming the federal 340b drug discount program, which was designed to help clinics and hospitals serving the poor and uninsured but has become controversial because of alleged misuse by some hospitals.The recommendations included increased transparency of 340b prices and… Read more »

  • Lawmakers call for delay of DMEPOS program

    By Rachel Landen Posted: June 6, 2013 – 6:45 pm ET Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have asked CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner to delay the second-round implementation of Medicare’s Durable Medical Equipment Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) competitive-bidding program, scheduled to take effect July 1. Reps. Glenn Thompson (R-Pa.) and Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) have circulated a… Read more »

  • FDA panel favors easing safety limits on Avandia

    By Associated Press Posted: June 6, 2013 – 5:00 pm ET Federal health experts are recommending changes to safety restrictions on former blockbuster diabetes pill Avandia, in light of a new analysis suggesting that the drug may not increase the risk of heart attack as much as previously thought. A majority on a Food and Drug… Read more »

  • 340B Peer to Peer Webinar

    340B Peer to Peer Webinar: 340B Peer to Peer Implementation Strategies to Ensure Program Integrity The next upcoming Peer-to-Peer webinar will be held Wednesday, May 29, 2013 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (ET). Once eligibility and enrollment into the 340B program is complete, covered entities face several implementation decisions and processes to operationalize the 340B… Read more »

  • 340B Program registration

    To participate in the 340B Program, eligible organizations/covered entities must register and be enrolled with the 340B program and comply with all 340B Program requirements. Once enrolled, covered entities are assigned a 340B identification number that vendors verify before allowing an organization to purchase 340B discounted drugs. For information and eligibility requirements review the criteria  at www.hrsa.gov/opa… Read more »