340B Drug Pricing Program

Pre-solicitation Notice – 340B Prime Vendor
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) published a notice indicating that it intends to issue a competitive, full and open solicitation, to acquire Prime Vendor services as authorized by section 340B of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 256b) (the 340B Prime Vendor Program). For more information, please review the pre-solicitation notice.

340B Recertification Webinar
HRSA/OPA recently conducted a 340B Recertification webinar for CDC (STD, TB) and Title X FP grantees. Recertification will begin May 13, 2019 and end June 10, 2019. You may access the webinar HRSA Exit Disclaimer for reference. 

Guidance to 340B providers in California/Commonwealth of the North Mariana Islands: 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 California/Commonwealth of the North Mariana Islands 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. 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:  May 2019