Health Center Regulatory Issues, Uncategorized

New 340B Updates

New Information on 340B

By Susan Sumrell  

We have several new important tidbits on the 340B Program that we wanted to make you all aware of.  Check them out below.

Online Covered Entity Request Forms

Last week HRSA’s Office of Pharmacy Affairs announced that it will now be accepting covered entity requests online.   This form can be used to submit updated names, addresses, and contact information, as well as Medicaid billing details.   Please note that paper requests for those that can be made online will no longer be accepted.  The paper change request forms will still be required for entity termination request, changes to Authorizing officials and changes to contract pharmacy relationships or manufacturer information.   For more information check out the OPA website.

More information on 340B Recertification

According to a recent OPA webinar on 340B, health center recertifications for the 340B program will begin January 2013.   Health centers will begin receiving information from OPA on this recertification in November and again in December.   As we mentioned earlier, it is absolutely critical that health centers review their information in the OPA database, as that is the contact information that OPA will be using to alert health centers about the recertifications.   For more information, check out the OPA website.

OPA Webinar on New 340B Registration Dates

We mentioned in an earlier blog post that OPA has recently released new registration deadlines, which will become effective in October 2012.  OPA will hold a webinar on these new registration dates on August 23, 2012 from 2-3pm eastern.  Registration for the webinar is not required, but OPA encourages interested parties log in early, as there will be a limited number of lines available.

340B Drug Pricing Program Registration Period Changes

A Webinar for 340B Stakeholders

Thursday, August 23, 2012

2:00-3:00 pm ET 

To join, visit https://hrsa.connectsolutions.com/regchange (select “Enter as a Guest”)

Call-in Number: 800-369-2176

Participant Pass Code: 5827652

 Prior registration is not required, although you are encouraged to join the webinar early as only a limited number of lines will be available.