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1 340B Drug Pricing Program Annual Recertification for Hospitals
LCDR Joshua E. Hardin MBA, RN/BSN, MLT 340B Recertification Program Manager U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration Healthcare Systems Bureau Office of Pharmacy Affairs Slide 1 Hello, my name is LT Patrick Neubert and I am with the Office of Pharmacy Affairs. Welcome to the webinar on eligibility and enrollment under the Affordable Care Act of We are very excited about the opportunities that the legislation brings to a new group of safety net providers who are now eligible to participate in the 340B Drug Pricing Program through the passage of the Affordable Care Act. &[Page] 1

2 Agenda Purpose of recertification Covered entity - program responsibilities Recertification timeline Recertification walk through

3 Purpose of 340B Recertification
Ensure program integrity, compliance, and accountability within HRSA/OPA 340B Drug Program. Operate the most cost efficient database possible while further enhancing the quality and appropriateness of services delivered. Require and support efforts where our covered entity and manufacturers are able to identify and resolve issues themselves.

4 Covered Entity Responsibilities
The covered entity is responsible for ensuring: (1) all information listed on the 340B Program database for that covered entity is complete, accurate, and correct; (2) all 340B Program eligibility requirements since being listed as eligible on the 340B database have been met; (3) compliance with all requirements and restrictions of Section 340B of the Public Health Service Act and any accompanying regulations or guidelines including, but not limited to, the prohibition against diversion and duplicate discounts;

5 Covered Entity Responsibilities cont.
(4) maintenance of auditable records demonstrating compliance; (5) systems/mechanisms are in place to reasonably ensure ongoing compliance with program requirements; and (6) OPA is contacted as soon as possible if there is any material breach by the covered of any of the foregoing.

6 Recertification Timeline
Began phased implementation of annual recertification starting 2011 Ryan White Programs completed Q4 FY 2011 STD/TB-completed Q1 FY2012 Family Planning –Currently Ongoing Q2 FY 2012 Hospitals- Scheduled Q3 FY 2012 (Beginning in April) Continue with other entities as online systems are developed

7 Q3 FY 2012 Covered Entities Recertifying
Disproportionate Share Hospitals = 3282 Parent/Child Critical Access Hospitals = 1085 Parent/Child Rural Referral Centers = 76 Sole Community Hospitals = 236 Children’s Hospitals = 159 Free Standing Cancer Hospitals = 5

8 340B Recertification Steps
1 Ensure all information in 340B Database is accurate and prepared for recertification via change request form for any changes by 3/1/2012 deadline 2 Only Entities that have been in the system at least 12 months will be required to recertify 3 with user name and Password will be mailed to the Authorizing Official listed for the parent hospital 4 Authorizing Official for Parent will be required to recertify for Parent and all Children (Outpatient Facilities associated with the parent hospital) sites

9 340B Recertification Steps
5 Authorizing Official will be required to certify and update any information that is not complete for any Parent/Child site. As the database has progressed throughout time, more requirements have been added and additional information may be required to be entered by Authorizing Official 6 Once Authorizing Official has completed any additional program updates they will “Certify” that their information is true, accurate, and that the Hospital is in compliance with all program requirements. 7 HRSA/OPA will review certifications and verify/request any additional information to support changes made to the database on behalf of the Authorizing Official 8 HRSA/OPA will Recertify or Decertify the Covered Entity

10 Summary 340B Recertification is integral to OPA program integrity
It is Imperative that Covered Entities ensure change requests forms are submitted ASAP for updating the database and submitted by the Authorizing Official. All requests received after March 1, 2012 are not guaranteed to be entered prior to recertification beginning in April. Covered Entities with inaccurate information in the database run a high risk of being removed from the program

11 Contact Information Office of Pharmacy Affairs (OPA) Phone: or Web: and Pharmacy Services Support Center (PSSC) Phone: Web Specific Recertification questions can be ed to: Change Request Form:

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