The Ultimate Shame Of 340B ESP and Drug Manufacturer Restrictions

January 10, 2023340B, 340B ESP, Covered Entities, 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

December 20, 2022340B, 340B ESP, Contract Pharmacy, Covered Entities, Requirements, Specialty Drugs, Specialty Pharmacy

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?

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

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

Avoid These Six Common Errors When Reporting 340B-Eligible Prescriptions Through 340B ESP

August 26, 2022340B, 340B ESP, Covered Entities, Requirements

As we noted in a previous post, 340B ESP is nothing less than a brazen and (in our opinion) unlawful ploy by the drug manufacturers to evade the discounts they are legally obligated to offer eligible entities — by placing extraordinary, and unnecessary, reporting burdens on hospitals submitting claims for 340B savings. That said, until … 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

How Do I Take Advantage Of The 340B Program For My Specialty Pharmacy?

March 9, 2022340B, Compliance, Covered Entities, Specialty Drugs, Specialty Pharmacy

Getting started with the 340b program If your hospital isn’t already 340B registered and eligible, you might want to refer to our previous blog post, Are you ready to enroll in the 340B program? What is a Specialty Pharmacy? The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy defines a specialty pharmacy as a state-licensed pharmacy that solely … Read More