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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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  • Episode 46: 340B Check-in with Maureen Testoni

    This week, we are joined for the latest in our regular check-ins with 340B Health President and CEO Maureen Testoni. Maureen analyzes the top issues in 340B that occurred in the early months of 2022. These include updates on the 340B community pharmacy dispute and a new law that protects 340B eligibility for hospitals serving on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Transcript)

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  • Episode 45: How to Build a Hospital’s 340B Team

    This week, we are joined by Paul Mollo, national director of medication outcomes disparity at Ascension. Paul discusses what skills and professional backgrounds hospitals consider when building a team to operate their 340B programs and ensure compliance. He also shares overall 340B staffing trends. Before the interview, our news update covers the appointment of a new HRSA Office of Pharmacy Affairs director. (Transcript)

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  • Episode 44: 340B-Related Inquiries and Self Disclosures

    This week, we are joined by Emily Cook, partner at McDermott Will & Emery LLP. At the 340B Coalition Winter Conference, Emily spoke on a new panel about the importance of 340B professionals understanding compliance issues related to 340B that are not covered by the 340B statute. We hear from her about that session, including the process for preparing for government inquiries and the need for hospitals to self-disclose government overpayments. Before the interview, we provide updates on multiple developments in the 340B contract pharmacy dispute. (Transcript)

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  • Episode 43: Drug Price Hikes Already Have Started for 2022

    This week, we are joined by Lauren Aronson, executive director for the Campaign for Sustainable Drug Pricing (CSRxP). CSRxP is a coalition of health care leaders, including providers, hospitals, patients, and health plans, that monitors drug pricing developments and promotes bipartisan solutions to lower U.S. drug prices. Lauren discusses recent alarming drug pricing trends, the role 340B plays in the drug pricing debate, and expectations for drug pricing legislation in 2022. Before the interview, we give an update on the 340B contract pharmacy dispute. (Transcript)

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  • Episode 42: Opening a 340B Hospital-Owned Specialty Pharmacy

    This week, we are joined by Leslie Pires, director of specialty pharmacy and 340B for Care New England Health System in Rhode Island. Leslie successfully helped start Care New England’s first specialty pharmacy. She shares what 340B hospitals need to know about opening a specialty pharmacy, how to gain accreditation, and how to remain compliant with 340B. Before the interview, we update our listeners on a 12th drug company that has imposed restrictions on 340B pricing for drugs dispensed at community pharmacies as well as a new bipartisan letter from Congress to HHS about the increasing number of drug companies restricting program discounts. (Transcript)

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  • Episode 41: 340B Addresses Social Determinants of Health for Patients with HIV

    This week, we are joined by Dr. Ellen Eaton, an assistant professor and infectious disease specialist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Eaton works at UAB Medicine’s 1917 Clinic, a Ryan White HIV/AIDS clinic that relies on 340B savings to treat its patients. She discusses how the health system’s clinic has partnered with local community housing organizations to provide temporary housing support to patients with unstable housing to improve their medication adherence and overall health outcomes. Before the interview, we bring our listeners up to speed on a big update in the 340B community pharmacy dispute that occurred right at the end of 2021. (Transcript)

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