340B Drug Pricing Program
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.
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)
- Family planning projects
- Entities receiving grants under subpart II of part C of Title XXVI of the Public Health Service Act
- State-operated AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs)
- Black lung clinics
- Comprehensive hemophilia diagnostic treatment centers
- Native Hawaiian health centers
- Urban Indian organizations
- Any entity receiving assistance under title XXVI of the Public Health Service Act
- Entities receiving funds under section 318, if certified by the Secretary
- 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.
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.
Registration periods are open 4 times throughout the year, and are processed in quarterly cycles.
Funding cycles are as follows:
- October 1 - October 15 for a January 1 start date
- 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
Applicants can access a recording of the registration guidelines webinar on the program website.
For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.