340B Drug Pricing Program

Announcements

Solicitation Notice – 340B Prime Vendor
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) published a notice soliciting full, competitive offers for the 340B Prime Vendor Program.

This is in support of the distribution of covered outpatient drugs through the 340B Drug Pricing Program established by section 340B of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 256b).

340B Recertification Webinar HRSA Exit Disclaimer
HRSA/OPA conducted a 340B Recertification webinar for CDC (STD, TB) and Title X FP grantees. Recertification began May 13, 2019 and ended June 10, 2019. 

Guidance to 340B providers in Louisiana

Public Health Emergency Declaration by the Secretary
We recognize that circumstances surrounding disaster relief efforts warrant flexibility for entities eligible for participation in the 340B Program.

Therefore, eligible entities in Louisiana may immediately enroll for the 340B Program during the Public Health Emergency Declaration by the Secretary, rather than having to wait for the normal quarterly registration period.

We believe this will enable these entities to meet the needs of the residents affected by this disaster.

Contact: If you are in the listed states/territories and would like to enroll, email the 340B Prime Vendor Program or call 1-888-340-2787.

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

Manufacturers participating in Medicaid agree to provide outpatient drugs to covered entities at significantly reduced prices.

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.

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Date Last Reviewed:  August 2019