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340B Drug Pricing Program

Sponsors
Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Pharmacy Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Deadlines
Jan 15, 2019
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Purpose

The 340B Drug Pricing Program is a federal program that requires drug manufacturers to provide outpatient drugs to eligible healthcare centers, clinics, and hospitals (termed "covered entities") at a reduced price. The program offers a way for eligible safety-net organizations to ensure access to medications.

Comprehensive pharmacy services include patient access to affordable pharmaceuticals, application of "best practices" and efficient pharmacy management and the application of systems that improve patient outcomes through safe and effective medication use. Participation in the Program results in significant savings estimated to be 20% to 50% on the cost of pharmaceuticals for safety-net providers.

Eligibility

All of the following types of entities are eligible to participate in the program by the virtue of their status:

  • Federally Qualified Health Centers and their look-alikes (FQHCs)
  • Native Hawaiian Health Centers
  • Tribal/Urban Indian Health Centers
  • Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Grantees
  • Black lung clinics
  • Comprehensive hemophilia diagnostic treatment centers
  • Title X Family Planning Clinics
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinics
  • Tuberculosis Clinics
  • Disproportionate share hospitals
  • Children's hospitals
  • Critical Access Hospitals
  • Free-standing cancer hospitals
  • Rural referral centers
  • Sole community hospitals

For a complete and detailed listing of eligibility requirements, see the program website.

Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Amount of funding

The program provides prescription drugs at a reduced cost to eligible entities. Participation in the Program results in significant savings estimated to be 20% to 50% on the cost of pharmaceuticals for safety-net providers.

Application process

A link to the online registration process is available on the program website. Registration must be recertified each year.

Registration periods are open 4 times throughout the year, and are processed in quarterly cycles.

Funding cycles are as follows:

  • January 1 - January 15 for an April 1 start date
  • April 1 - April 15 for a July 1 start date
  • July 1 - July 15 for an October 1 start date
  • October 1 - October 15 for a January 1 start date

Applicants can access a recording of the registration guidelines webinar on the program website.

Tagged as
Critical Access Hospitals · Federally Qualified Health Centers · Healthcare facilities · Medicare · Pharmacy and prescription drugs · Sole Community Hospitals



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