• 340B Orphan Drug Rule Invalidated

    U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras has ruled that HRSA lacks regulatory authority to promulgate regulations expanding access to 340B discounts for so-called Orphan Drugs.   Rules that went into effect in October of 2013 implemented provisions of the Affordable Care Act that excluded orphan drugs from 340B pricing.  In the rules HRSA interpreted the exception… Read more »

  • Family Planning Re-certification Webinar

    RECERTIFICATION: FAMILY PLANNING (3/24/2014) The Office of Pharmacy Affairs (OPA) is required to recertify all participating 340b covered entities annually to ensure 340B database accuracy and promote compliance with 340B program requirements. OPA will hold an informational recertification webinar for Title X Family Planning Grantees on April 2nd, 2014, from 2-3 PM EDT. Conference Number:… Read more »

  • RxStrategies to Attend NACHC Meeting

    Join RxStrategies at the National Association of Community Health Centers, March 19-21, 20014 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park. Fran Hodge and Mary Ellen England will be available to answer all of your questions regarding  Rx Strategies.  Stop by booth #515    in the exhibit hall.  We look forward to seeing you there.  

  • Funding Priorities Emerge for HRSA’s 340B Program

    By: Apexus 340BPVP In its annual budget justification to Congress, HRSA provided the four key areas on which the Office of Pharmacy Affairs funding priorities will focus. Non-compliance with the 340B pricing requirements Support the 340B pricing system Publish policies for 340B ceiling price computation Establish systematic quarterly comparison: 340B ceiling prices vs. 340B selling… Read more »

  • Recertification

    340B Recertification for HRSA and IHS Grantees Initiated February 10 The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and Office of Pharmacy Affairs (OPA) announced that recertification for tribal and urban Indian entities, HRSA grantees, and CDC STD/TB grantees started on February 10, 2014. The deadline for the completion of the recertification process will be March… Read more »

  • Free Webinar -340B Program Integrity and the Duplicate Discount Prohibition

    340B Program Integrity and the Duplicate Discount Prohibition February 26, 2014 2:00-3:00 p.m. (Eastern) Description Many organizations participating in the 340B program have diverse practices, multiple patient care sites and a host of billing arrangements to meet their patient needs in conjunction with their participation in the 340B program. A key 340B requirement is that… Read more »

  • Become a 340B Peer to Peer Recognized Site

    February 12, 2014 The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) is seeking 340B entities of all sizes and types to apply for the prestigious status as a 340B Peer-to-Peer Leading Practice site. Join the existing network of sites participating in the Peer-to-Peer Program and apply for status as a nationally recognized provider of 340B Peer-to-Peer technical assistance.… Read more »

  • RxStrategies to attend 340B Coalition Conference

    Join the RxStrategies Team at the 340B Coalition Conference February 5 – 7 at the Del Coronado Hotel, Coronado, California.  Bring your questions regarding the 340B program, contract pharmacies services and the entire portfolio of Rx Strategies Services. Fenton Markevich, Tim Vroman, David Wanless and Mary Ellen England will be available during the entire conference… Read more »

  • FAQ for Medicaid FFS

     Medicaid Fee for Service can now claim Medicaid rebates for managed care claims. Does this mean that you have to bill managed care claims at acquisition for 340B products? A: The answer depends upon the billing agreement and is not determined by section 340B. Covered entities are required to ensure that they do not bill… Read more »