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 84: 340B in the States: 2023 State Legislative Recap and 2024 Outlook
This week we are joined by Amanda Sellers Smith, legal counsel for 340B Health. Amanda tracks and responds to 340B state legislative and regulatory actions. She discusses recent developments in state-based legislation, including 340B reporting requirements, nondiscrimination prohibitions, and bans on drugmaker restrictions. She also looks ahead to what hospitals and their government relations departments can expect in 2024. Before the interview, we give an update on a set of unprecedented changes to a major drugmaker’s restrictive contact pharmacy policy, and we share the news that four of the five drugmakers that HRSA audited last fiscal year for 340B compliance received findings for overcharging covered entities. (Transcript)Read more
Episode 83: How Centralized Distribution Affects Health Care
Centralized distribution models can help health systems streamline day-to-day operations, including mitigating drug shortages, and maximizing contract compliance and efficiency. Jake Olson, 340B pharmacy manager at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, joins us to discuss how centralized distribution models have operationalized Froedtert’s 340B program. (Transcript)Read more
Episode 82: 340B Legislative and Regulatory Update from Maureen Testoni
Several key developments in 340B-related legislation and regulation have occurred in recent weeks, and more are expected this fall. In this episode, Maureen Testoni returns to the show to give her updates on where 340B stands in Congress, in state legislatures, and with the administration. (Transcript)Read more
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