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 58: Maureen Testoni Analyzes Recent 340B Developments
It has been an eventful summer for 340B, and we are checking in this week with 340B Health President and CEO Maureen Testoni to hear her analysis on the top 340B developments. Maureen provides updates on issues that include the contract pharmacy dispute, Medicare payment cuts, and the new drug pricing law. She also shares a preview of what may occur in the fall. (Transcript)Read more
Episode 57: How to Manage Drug Shortages
Drug shortages occurring throughout the U.S. health system can lead to delays for patients receiving the medications they need. 340B hospitals face unique challenges with avoiding and managing drug shortages. We are joined by Cescilly Smith-Jenkins, 340B program director at Ascension Wisconsin, to find out how 340B hospitals can address shortage problems effectively. (Transcript)Read more
Episode 56: Pharmacy Technician Shortages
Pharmacy technicians play key roles in hospital 340B program operations, but pharmacy technician staffing shortages are occurring in hospitals throughout the nation. We’re joined by Dr. Tyffani Wingfield with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) to discuss how the shortages are affecting hospitals, the pharmacy technician workforce, and 340B. Tyffani also shares potential solutions. Before the interview, we discuss recently enacted federal drug pricing legislation and the start of the annual 340B hospital recertification process. (Transcript)Read more
Episode 55: Are You Ready for 340B Recertification?
It’s that time of year again to make sure your health system or hospital has everything it needs for the 340B recertification period. 340B Health Vice President of Pharmacy Services Steven Miller returns to the podcast to discuss what is new this year for the recertification process, go over the recertification steps, and provide best practices to recertify without any errors. (Transcript)Read more
Episode 54: 340B Inventory Management
Inventory management is a major responsibility for many 340B professionals. Today, we’re joined by Melissa Antonopoulos, senior 340B internal auditor at Memorial Healthcare System, to learn more. She discusses the intersection of 340B and inventory management and goes over practices for ensuring hospitals and their patients have the medications they need. In our news segment, we cover a new letter on contract pharmacy from Congress to the Department of Health and Human Services and new developments on Medicare payments for 340B drugs. (Transcript)Read more
Episode 53: A Specialty Pharmacy Case Study
Many 340B hospital professionals want to know how to operate an efficient specialty pharmacy that improves patient health outcomes. This week, we are joined by Betty Fang, director of ambulatory, specialty, and retail pharmacy at AdventHealth Great Lakes Region, formerly part of AMITA Health. Betty discusses how she helped lead a team that embedded specialty pharmacists into an oncology clinic. The team researched how the initiative improved patient health outcomes and increased 340B savings to reinvest in patient care. Before the interview, we provide several news updates on the contract pharmacy dispute and the release of 340B Health’s second annual health equity report. (Transcript)Read more