• 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 »

  • Drug Shortages –A Manufactured Problem or a Manufacturing Problem?

    Thomas Finn – October 29, 2013 7:14 AM | Categories: Commodities, drug manufacturers, drug wholesaling and distribution, General News and Commentary, government policy, Healthcare Providers, Intermediaries/GPOs +, Procurement, sourcing services, Supply Chains Tags: congress and GPOs in healthcare, GPOs blames for drug shortages, GPOs in healthcare and drug shortages, healthcare supply chain, physicians blame GPOs… Read more »

  • TogetherRx Access Closes Doors on 2M customers

    Originally posted by SNHPA- 11/20/13   TogetherRx Access, a drug discount card program sponsored by drug companies, is being discontinued as of Feb. 28, 2014. The reason? Big Pharma says participants will get a better deal on prescriptions by getting insured through the Affordable Care Act or Medicaid. “We have determined that individuals and families… Read more »

  • HRSA published final rule on Orphan Drugs

    On July 23, 2013, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) published a final rule to clarify how section 340B(e) of the Public Health Service Act (PHSA) will be implemented (“Exclusion of Orphan Drugs for Certain Covered Entities under 340B Program”, (78 Fed. Reg. 44016 (July 23, 2013)). The final rule only applies to Critical… Read more »

  • 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 »