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340B Drug Pricing Program

The 340B Program offers eligible safety net health care providers access to low-cost medications, which allows them to expand the type and volume of care they provide to the most vulnerable patient populations. HRSA places the highest priority on the integrity of the 340B Program and continually works to strengthen the oversight of this program.
In 2015, HRSA plans to issue a proposed guidance for notice and comment that will address key policy issues raised by various stakeholders committed to the integrity of the 340B program. HRSA is also planning to issue proposed rules pertaining to civil monetary penalties for manufacturers, calculation of the 340B ceiling price, and administrative dispute resolution.

pictures of prescription drugsThe 340B Drug Pricing Program requires drug manufacturers to provide outpatient drugs to eligible health care organizations/covered entities at significantly reduced prices.

The 340B Program enables covered entities to stretch scarce Federal resources as far as possible, reaching more eligible patients and providing more comprehensive services.

Eligible health care organizations/covered entities are defined in statute and include HRSA-supported health centers and look-alikes, Ryan White clinics and State AIDS Drug Assistance programs, Medicare/Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospitals, children’s hospitals, and other safety net providers. See the full list of eligible organizations/covered entities.

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.

New registrations are accepted October 1-15, January 1-15, April 1-15 and July 1-15. 

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News

Policy Clarification: Duplicate Discount Program Update December 2014

340B Registration Process for STD and TB Grantees webinar Monday, December 15, 2 to 3 pm ET | phone 888-810-6750, passcode 9680328

340B Patient Definition and Referral Relationships webinar, Wednesday, December 17, 2 to 3:30 pm ET

340B Audit Results

FY 2014 Audit Results updated 12/17/2014

FY 2013 Audit Results updated 11/14/2014

FY 2012 Audit Results updated 10/09/2014

Recertify your 340B registration every year

Definitions

340B Glossary of Terms (PDF - 299 KB)

Questions, contact ApexusAnswers@340BPVP.com or call 1-888-340-2787 Monday through Friday 8:30am to 6:30pm