340B Insight Podcast
340B Insight is 340B Health’s podcast, providing our members and supporters with timely news updates and discussion around the 340B drug pricing program. The podcast enables listeners to stay current and expand their knowledge of 340B to help them serve their patients and communities and remain compliant with rules and requirements. New episodes are published twice per month and include news update segments and in-depth interviews with leading experts including health care practitioners, policy and legal experts, public policymakers, and our expert staff.
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Episode 81: The Power of 340B Crosswalks
340B compliance is essential to the integrity and success of the program, and data management across hospital departments is an essential element of compliance. By implementing data crosswalks, 340B hospitals can achieve greater program compliance and optimization. Anja Wilkinson, 340B program manager at St. Francis Health System in Tulsa, Okla., joins us to speak about best practices for 340B crosswalks and how interdepartmental coordination is key to maximizing the benefits of 340B.
Before the interview, we give an update on the projected effects on the 340B program of the first 10 Medicare Part D drugs subject to caps starting in 2026 under the Inflation Reduction Act and the negative effects of the Stop Drug Shortages Act if it is passed into law as currently drafted. (Transcript)Read more
Episode 80: The Inflation Reduction Act’s Impact on 340B
The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) was enacted last year, and it includes a significant drug pricing component that will affect 340B savings on some of the drugs that cost the most for Medicare. In this episode, we are joined by Meetali Desai, director of pharmacy business services at UMass Memorial Medical Center, to discuss the impact of the IRA on 340B hospitals and health systems. (Transcript)Read more
Episode 79: Annual 340B Recertification Is Here!
It’s that time of year again when your 340B hospital must go through the annual 340B recertification process. 340B Health’s vice president of pharmacy services Steven Miller joins us to discuss what 340B covered entities need to know about recertification and how to recertify without any errors. (Transcript)Read more
Episode 78: How to Pursue a Career in 340B
Cindy Williams has critical advice for anyone wanting to start a career in 340B and pharmacy. Cindy is the vice president and chief pharmacy officer at Riverside Health System in Virginia. In this episode, she walks us through her 340B professional journey over the last three decades, from her initial dreams of having a career in health care to a leadership position that also involves managing a 340B program. She gives advice on building key relationships and driving impactful change in the industry. Before the interview, we provide updates on a newly proposed federal rule on repayments to 340B hospitals for past Medicare cuts. (Transcript)Read more
Episode 77: The Biggest Trends in Specialty Pharmacy
Specialty pharmacy trends have evolved significantly in recent years and even in the past few months. In this episode, Tim Paine, a specialty pharmacy expert who now heads up EPU Healthcare Consulting, dives into specialty pharmacy and its connection to the 340B program. Building off his decades of experience in pharmaceuticals and pharmacy, Tim discusses the high costs of specialty drugs, the crucial role of 340B discounts, and the challenges hospitals face navigating this ecosystem. Before the interview, we update listeners on the latest development in the ongoing 340B contract pharmacy issue. (Transcript)Read more
Episode 76: Maureen Testoni’s Update on the State of 340B
An increase in drug companies restricting 340B discounts and Capitol Hill action on 340B legislation are among several key recent developments that 340B professionals need to be aware of. In this episode, Maureen Testoni, president and CEO of 340B Health, discusses this activity and what it means for the 340B community. (Transcript)Read more