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Episode Forty-Six: 340B Check-in with Maureen Testoni

March 29, 2022

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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)

Show Notes

  • Drug Company 340B Restriction Trends There now are 16 companies restricting 340B discounts to safety-net hospitals on drugs dispensed at community pharmacies. Maureen shares updates and in-depth analysis on the three main trends she is seeing in these restrictive 340B policies.
  • How 340B Health and Hospitals are Working to Restore Discounts Maureen summarizes the decisions courts have made on the community pharmacy dispute and what will happen next in the legal process. She explains how 340B Health is responding to all the developments and what 340B hospitals should do to help move this issue toward a resolution.  
  • Protecting 340B Hospitals from Losing Eligibility President Biden recently signed into law legislation protecting 340B hospitals from losing eligibility for the program due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Maureen describes the changes in patient demographics some hospitals have seen during the public health emergency, the advocacy efforts that made the law possible, and the details hospitals need to know about the law’s implementation.   
  • New HRSA Leadership In the past few months, the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), which oversees the 340B program, had two new leaders join its team. Maureen discusses what this change in leadership means for 340B.

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Resources

  1. Additional Resources on 340B Community Pharmacy Dispute

  2. 340B Health Template to Protest Drug Companies Patient Claims Data Demands

  3. HRSA Attestation Form for Reinstatement into the 340B Drug Pricing Program

  4. Upcoming 340B Health Webinars