The 340B-program landscape has changed dramatically. For the 340B program’s first 28 years after its 1992 inception, the basic list of Best Practices for eligible entities remained largely unchanged — aside from the dramatically-increased importance of using specialized software. But since the June, 2020 introduction of 340B ESP — which has led to an avalanche … Read More
Why 340B Hospitals Should Now Build Their Own Specialty Pharmacies
340B ESP and drug manufacturer restrictions are only part of the reason As we noted in a previous post, for 340B-eligible hospitals dealing with increasingly squeezed bottom lines, an in-house specialty pharmacy offers enormous savings and revenue potential. Some covered entities generate as much as 600% in specialty pharmacy revenue from 340B drugs as they … Read More
Manufacturers Accelerate Pace And Severity Of 340B Drug Pricing Restrictions
There’s an old saying that it’s better to be rich and guilty than poor and innocent. It’s a sad truth that accurately reflects the current state of 340B manufacturer restrictions, particularly in the wake of the January 30, 2023 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit — which was largely in … Read More
How 340B Programs Can Positively Impact Value-Based Care Scores
It’s no secret that, for hospitals, one of the Affordable Care Act’s most far-reaching legacies is the impact that Value-Based Care has on the payments they receive. For many health systems, the lower their Value-Based Care scores, the lower the payments they receive from treating Medicare and Medicaid patients. What isn’t as commonly considered — … Read More
Brick Walls: Dealing With 340B Manufacturer Restrictions.
A ProxsysRx Team Member Speaks Out. I joined ProxsysRx in early 2021, and I’ve been devoted to 340B program management full-time since early 2022. I’m no stranger to heavily regulated programs. Nearly my whole professional career has been in some aspect of public health — preclinical, clinical and now post-clinical. I’m currently fully devoted to … Read More
The Ultimate Shame Of 340B ESP and Drug Manufacturer Restrictions
Making the rich richer at the expense of the poorest and most vulnerable. Why was the 340B program created? Nobody’s ever put it better than the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC): “Congress created the 340B Drug Pricing Program in 1992 to protect safety-net hospitals from escalating drug prices by allowing them to purchase outpatient … Read More
Seven Steps For Overcoming 340B ESP and Other Manufacturer Restrictions on 340B Pricing
ProxsysRx’s process for recovering lost 340B savings and revenue As we’ve noted in multiple earlier blog posts, 340B ESP is nothing short of a blatant, lawless tactic used by scores of drug manufacturers to disallow the discounts they are legally obligated to offer eligible entities. At the same time, a number of additional manufacturers are … Read More
Which TPAs Are The Best At Optimizing 340B Savings And Revenue?
A covered entity’s guide to selecting TPAs for its 340B program TPAs play a critical role in any covered entity’s 340B program. It’s their job to match contract pharmacies’ prescription claims with patient data provided by the health systems they serve, to determine 340B eligibility — and generate entity savings. Without those matches, no prescriptions … Read More
How To Manage A Director of Pharmacy’s Responsibilities And An Optimized 340B Program. Without Hiring More Staff.
Two DOPs Deal With Operations, The 340B Program, And Drug Manufacturers’ Restrictions ProxsysRx recently organized an introductory Zoom meeting between the DOPs of two health systems we serve. Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center’s (SMRMC) Tiffany Poole earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the University of Mississippi in 2006. A ProxsysRx pharmacist since 2018, she … Read More
What Is Your Health System’s Potential ROI With An Optimized 340B Program?
Introducing ProxsysRx’s 340B Program ROI Calculator The 340B program has often been described, and with good reason, as a black box. There are dozens of factors impacting an individual hospital’s relative success or failure in generating positive returns from a program. ProxsysRx has optimized dozens of 340B programs — generating tens of millions in savings … Read More