As we mentioned in the November of last year, HRSA’s Office of Pharmacy Affairs will be beginning the recertification process for health centers this year. It will be holding a webinar on January 10, 2013 at 2p eastern for health centers to learn more about the process and how you can prepare for your recertification. The information on the upcoming call can be found below. As always, please don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions on this or any other policy issues.
HRSA OPA 340B Program Recertification Community Health Center/FQHCLA Educational Webinar
January 10th 2013 2PM EST
Conference Number(s): Dial-In: 888-455-8106 Participant Code: 2729332
To join the meeting:
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Office of Pharmacy Affairs (OPA) is required to recertify all participating covered entities enrolled in the 340B Program to ensure covered entities are appropriately listed on the 340B database and that covered entities are in compliance with 340B Program requirements. In February 2013, all Bureau of Primary Healthcare (BPHC) grantees participating in the 340B Program are required to complete the recertification process.
To ensure a smooth recertification, you are encouraged to visit the 340B Program database and verify that your health center’s address is correct and that listed sites are still open and eligible to participate in 340B. It is the health center’s responsibility to keep its 340B database record up-to-date. The database record should reflect the health center’s current information. Most importantly, verify that the 340B Program contact information for the Authorizing Official (AO) and Primary Contact is up to date. The AO alone will be responsible for completing the recertification process on-line. If your health center’s record is incorrect, please update it prior to the recertification process by submitting a change request form to OPA by following this link to the 340B Program change form. Please be aware that changes to the 340B Database must correlate with HRSA’s Electronic Handbook (EHB) and Covered Entities will need to know their Site ID as it will be a required field to perform recertification. If you do not know your entity’s site ID please check the EHB or contact your BPHC project officer to obtain this required information.
If you encounter any issues with the 340B Program database or have questions about recertification, please send an email to 340B.firstname.lastname@example.org