The 340B Drug Pricing Program is a federal program overseen by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Office of Pharmacy Affairs. The program requires drug manufacturers to provide outpatient drugs to certain health care entities at significantly reduced prices so the remaining funds can provide services to more eligible clients and provide more comprehensive services.
Covered entities with pharmacies wanting to participate in the 340B program must do the following:
- Enroll pharmacies as described in the Enrollment section of this chapter
- Inform MCOs of their intent to participate as a 340B provider
- Submit the provider number on NPI; the covered entity will use the number to dispense 340B drugs to HRSA for inclusion in the HRSA's 340B Medicaid Exclusion File
Refer to the 340B Resources for additional information.