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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 Nine: 340B and Caring for People Experiencing Homelessness


    In this episode, we speak with Nicole Shoquist, Chief Pharmacy Officer for JPS Health Network in Fort Worth, Texas. Nicole described the importance of 340B in meeting the needs of patients experiencing homelessness during the height of the pandemic. JPS's innovative response to care for these patients included telehealth and new ways to help patients receive their prescriptions. Prior to the interview, our news segment provides an update on drug manufacturers refusing to offer 340B pricing when drugs are dispensed at community pharmacies. (Transcript)

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  • Episode Eight: Analyzing 340B News from the Courts to Pharma Manufacturer Actions


    In this episode we welcome back to the podcast Maureen Testoni, President and CEO for 340B Health, to discuss new 340B policy developments in recent weeks that include a major court decision, a harmful proposed regulation, and drug manufacturer challenges to 340B contract pharmacies. Prior to the interview, we answer a member question on changes this year to the 340B hospital recertification process. (Transcript)

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  • Episode Seven: Addressing Healthcare Disparities During the COVID-19 Pandemic


    In this episode, we spoke with Dr. Jewel Younge, Clinical Pharmacist at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health) and Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois Chicago College of Pharmacy. Dr. Younge analyzed how COVID-19 is exacerbating health disparities and 340B’s role in addressing these challenges. In our news update segment, we discussed a new presidential executive order regarding the 340B program. (Transcript)

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  • Episode Six: 340B Helps Care for Patients at Home


    In this episode of 340B Insight we speak with Sarah Dodson, the 340B Program Director at Ascension Via Christi, the largest health care provider in Kansas. Sarah talks about her work with the Community Cares Clinic, which relies on 340B savings to provide comprehensive and hands-on care for vulnerable patients in their homes. We also provide 340B news updates regarding an unprecedented action on contract pharmacies from a pharmaceutical manufacturer as well as bipartisan, pro-340B legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate. (Transcript)

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  • Episode Five: 340B’s Role in Supporting Rural Health Care


    In this episode of 340B Insight we speak with Chuck Beams, executive director of pharmacy services, business development, and government relations at East Alabama Medical Center (EAMC), about how the 340B program helps EAMC serve its rural community. We also provide 340B news updates regarding the CMS Medicare Part B cuts to 340B hospitals and new 340B research. (Transcript)

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  • Episode Four: How 340B Helped a Rural Hospital Care for COVID-19 Patients


    In this episode, we speak with Tracy Gilmore, 340B specialist at Labette Health in Parsons, Kansas. Tracy discusses her hospital’s experience responding to COVID-19 in a rural community and highlights the lifesaving impact of 340B on Labette Health and its patients. We also answer our first member question for the podcast. (Transcript)

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