340B Drug Pricing Program

Announcements

Watch our recently conducted 340B Recertification webinar for HRSA grantees and IHS. exit disclaimer Recertification began on January 28, 2019 and ends February 25, 2019.


Update: February 15, 2019
The secure pricing component of the 340B Office of Pharmacy Affairs Information System (340B OPAIS) is open for the submission of manufacturer pricing data for the first quarter of 2019.

The system captures pricing data from manufacturers and then calculates and verifies 340B ceiling prices through a quarterly process. This will increase the integrity and effectiveness of 340B information of participating manufacturers.

Authorized covered entity users will be able to access the pricing component of the OPAIS in a secure manner to view 340B ceiling prices once the quarterly validation process has occurred. We expect to publish 340B ceiling prices on April 1, 2019. Please visit the 340B OPAIS webpage for more information.


Guidance to 340B providers in Alaska/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 Alaska/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.

pictures of prescription drugsThe 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:  February 2019