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340B Insight Podcast

340B Insight

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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Episodes

  • Episode 34: Telehealth for 340B Hospitals

    This week, we are joined by Sumona Das Gupta, assistant director of pharmacy audit and compliance at University of Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center. As part of the UW Medicine health system, the hospitals operate in the first region of the U.S. that experienced community transmission of COVID-19 last year. Sumona discusses how her hospitals quickly expanded their telehealth capacity to serve patients, how this transformation impacted their 340B program operations and compliance, and the benefits telehealth brings to both patients and providers. (Transcript)

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  • Episode 33: The Hospital CFO’s Perspective on 340B

    This week, we are joined by Tim Maurice, chief financial officer for UC Davis Health. Tim discusses how hospital finance teams support 340B and how they work together with hospital departments to provide the resources for health care services that patients need. Prior to the interview, we share a news update on an eighth drug manufacturer that plans to deny 340B discounts on drugs dispensed at community pharmacies. (Transcript)

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  • Episode 32: Pharmacy Technicians and 340B

    This week, we are joined by Nan Kempadoo, 340B internal auditor for Memorial Healthcare System in Hollywood, Fla. Nan is a certified pharmacy technician who spoke on the pharmacy technician roundtable at last month’s 340B Coalition Summer Conference. She discusses how pharmacy techs play an important role in the operations and compliance of 340B hospitals and notes the growing number of career opportunities available to them in 340B. Before the interview, we give an update on a seventh drug company that has refused 340B discounts to safety-net providers when drugs are dispensed at community pharmacies as well as how members of Congress are responding to the continuing dispute. (Transcript)

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  • Episode 31: Preparing For 340B Recertification

    This week, we are joined by Steven Miller, vice president of pharmacy services at 340B Health. The Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) recently announced that annual 340B recertification for hospitals will begin on Aug. 16, 2021. Steve discusses what 340B hospitals need to know about preparing for recertification and avoiding common errors during the process. Prior to the interview, we provide news updates on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposing to continue Medicare Part B cuts to many 340B hospitals and new legislation introduced in Congress to protect 340B hospitals from discriminatory payment rules by pharmacy benefit managers and health insurers. (Transcript).

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  • Episode 30: Meeting with Policymakers to Protect 340B

    This week, we are joined by Bryan Jackson, chief administrative officer at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Arkansas. Bryan discusses why he advocates for 340B at the federal and state levels, explains how to prepare for and participate in advocacy meetings with policymakers and their staff, and shares his advocacy success stories. Prior to the interview, our news segment discusses how a seventh drug company is threatening to start denying 340B discounts on drugs dispensed at community pharmacies and how the U.S. Supreme Court will be hearing a 340B-related case during its next term. (Transcript)

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  • Episode 29: Updates on the 340B Contract Pharmacy Dispute (with Maureen Testoni)

    This week, we are joined by 340B Health President and CEO Maureen Testoni. Maureen provides analysis of the most recent developments regarding the 340B contract pharmacy dispute and what’s next in the efforts to resolve the matter. Before our conversation, we share the findings of a recently released 340B Health report that demonstrates how 340B hospitals are treating large percentages of patients who often are underserved by the broader health care system. (Transcript)

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