• 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 »

  • 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 »

  • CMS orders insurers to accept Ryan White premium assistance

      Modern Healthcare By Joe Carlson Posted: March 14, 2014 – 6:15 pm ET The CMS ordered all insurance companies selling plans through insurance exchanges to accept premium payments and co-payment assistance from federal programs like the Ryan White HIV/AIDS program. But the government continued to urge insurers to reject premium assistance provided by hospitals, drug companies and devicemakers. Full… Read more »

  • HHS-OIG Criticizes 340B Drug Discount Program

    Posted By Theresa C. Carnegie on February 11th, 2014Posted in Hospitals & Health Systems, Payors & PBMs, Pharma & Medical Devices, Pharmacies, State & Federal Audits, Investigations & Litigation Written by:  Ellyn L. Sternfield I recently posted that 2014 is expected to be a year of major developments in the 340B Drug Discount Program, with HRSA receiving enhanced funding, stepping up audit activity, and drafting regulations in response to… 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 »

  • Is 2014 a Game Changer for the 340B Drug Discount Program

    As reported in Health Law and Policy Matters January 31, 2014 (1/29, Ellyn L. Sternfield, Health Law & Policy Matters) reports “…The year 2014 looks to be a year of major developments for the 340B Drug Discount Program. We have seen (1) a first in terms of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) imposing… Read more »

  • 340B Recertification for HRSA and IHS Grantees Underway

    The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and Office of Pharmacy Affairs (OPA) has announced that re-certification for Tribal and Urban Indian entities, HRSA grantees, and CDC STD/TB grantees is scheduled to begin on February 10, 2014. The deadline for the completion of the re-certification process will be March 14, 2014. Each covered entity’s Authorizing… Read more »

  • FDA approves $84,000 a treatment hepatitis C drug

    By Associated Press Posted: December 7, 2013 – 9:30 am ET Tags: Associated Press (AP), Pharmaceuticals, Physicians, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)   U.S. health officials have approved a highly anticipated hepatitis C drug from Gilead Sciences that is expected to offer a faster, more palatable cure to millions of people infected with the liver-destroying virus. The Food and… 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 »