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
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
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
How Drug Manufacturer Restrictions And PBMs Undermine Hospitals’ 340B Savings And Outpatient-Pharmacy Margins
If you’re an eligible hospital with an existing 340B program, you know that your wholly-owned outpatient pharmacy is required to buy non-340B medications at Wholesale Acquisition Cost (WAC) — unless you’ve put it in an LLC, and registered it as a child site, or you’re a Critical Access Hospital, and exempt from the requirement. You’ve … Read More
340B Best Practices You Need To Know
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?
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 To Optimize 340B Programs
Getting started with the 340B Program The first step in preparing your health system for enrollment in the 340B program is to ensure that you’re eligible to participate. If your hospital isn’t already registered, you might want to refer to our previous blog post, Are you ready to enroll in the 340B program? Why 340B … Read More