Enhancing Patient Care and System Revenue: The Case for Onsite Specialty Pharmacies in 340B Hospitals

April 4, 2024340B, 340B ESP, Bedside Prescription Delivery, Compliance, Covered Entities, Drug Manufacturer Restrictions, Meds To Beds, Prescription Discounts, Requirements, Specialty Drugs, Specialty Drugs, Specialty Pharmacy, Specialty Pharmacy

Why a Specialty Pharmacy? (Overview) As chronic illnesses become increasingly common in the United States, the number of specialty medications for managing these conditions has skyrocketed. According to a report by The American Hospital Association, the number of Americans with chronic medical conditions will grow by a projected 9% between 2020 and 2030, an increase … Read More

The 2023 Guide To Implementing An Effective 340B Program

May 24, 2023340B, 340B ESP, Bedside Prescription Delivery, Compliance, Covered Entities, Drug Manufacturer Restrictions, Meds To Beds, PBM, Requirements, Specialty Drugs, Specialty Drugs, Specialty Pharmacy, Specialty Pharmacy, TPA / TPAs

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 (the 340B basics, if you will) remained largely unchanged — aside from the dramatically-increased importance of using specialized software. But since the June, 2020 introduction of 340B ESP — … Read More

Which TPAs Are The Best At Optimizing 340B Savings And Revenue?

December 8, 2022340B, Audit, Compliance, Contract Pharmacy, Covered Entities, TPA / TPAs

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.

November 9, 2022340B, 340B ESP, Bedside Prescription Delivery, Compliance, Contract Pharmacy, Meds To Beds, Outpatient Tracking, Patient Eligibility, Retail / Outpatient Pharmacy, Specialty Pharmacy

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

Specialized Software Can Only Do So Much For 340B Programs

October 6, 2022340B, 340B ESP, Compliance, Requirements

Why specialized software is essential for successful 340B programs As we’ve mentioned in several previous posts, many hospitals taking full advantage of 340B programs’ discounts save millions of dollars a year on prescription costs. However, 340B programs cover thousands of discounted drugs, and, for most eligible entities, thousands — if not tens of thousands — … Read More

Use Your Hospital’s Retail Pharmacy 340B Drug Savings To Build A Specialty Pharmacy

September 12, 2022340B, Compliance, Covered Entities, Specialty Drugs, Specialty Pharmacy

For 340B-eligible hospitals dealing with increasingly tight bottom lines (which essentially means all 340B-eligible hospitals), 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 do in traditional retail / outpatient or contract pharmacy 340B revenue. What is … Read More

340B Best Practices You Need To Know

April 1, 2022340B, Audit, Bedside Prescription Delivery, Compliance, Contract Pharmacy, Covered Entities, Meds To Beds, Overview, Patient Eligibility, Requirements, Specialty Pharmacy, Specialty Pharmacy

If your hospital is 340B-eligible, you may be missing-out on millions of dollars in prescription reimbursements. Savings and revenue which, for some hospitals served by ProxsysRx, actually make the difference between solvency and closure. Any list of Best Practices for running a 340B program starts with maintaining compliance. Tips for maintaining 340B Program Compliance The … Read More

What is 340B Double-Dipping, and How Can You Avoid It?

March 25, 2022340B, Compliance, Contract Pharmacy, Covered Entities, Patient Eligibility, Registration, Requirements

The 340B drug pricing program allows eligible providers to replenish prescriptions to eligible patients at significantly reduced pricing, and bill normal market rates for those prescriptions —helping the entities fill revenue gaps that are inherent to their business models. That said, the program does not allow eligible providers to take advantage of 340B discounts and … Read More