Expedited 340B Drug Program for Covered Entities in New York and New Jersey

CaptureRx® Assistance through Its Pharmacy Network.

The Office of Pharmacy Affairs (OPA) and Health Resources and Human Services (HRSA) announced fast-tracked processing of 340B contract pharmacy relationships available at http://opanet.hrsa.gov/opa/ to offer much-needed assistance to Covered Entities to help patients affected by the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. Although 340B pharmacy services may not be enacted right away, to offset Covered Entity current cost burdens, 340B savings can be realized before the next OPA effective period of April 1, 2013.

All current 340B eligible Covered Entities located in the States of New York and New Jersey are eligible to enroll new 340B contract pharmacies immediately and will be granted a retroactive effective date of October 27, 2012.  Any pharmacy application currently in process with OPA will also be expedited and granted a retroactive effective date of October 27th 2012.

If your covered entity does not take advantage of this OPA Emergency Bulletin,  the next period to enroll contract Pharmacies will be January 1st through January 15th 2013, with an effective date of April 1, 2013.

For immediate assistance contracting with pharmacies for 340B:

FQHCs/Clinics
Mark Wengler
ClientExecutive, East Region
210-687-3486, ext. 113
mark.wengler@capturerx.com

Hospitals
Brian Wilson, MSA, FAAA
Hospitals and Health Systems
704-564-4747
brian.wilson@capturerx.com

Pharmacy Information
Greg Trimble
Pharmacy Network Manager, East Region
210-687-3486, ext. 116
greg.trimble@capturerx.com.com

Posted on OPA/HRSA
http://opanet.hrsa.gov/opa/

UPDATE FOR COVERED ENTITIES IN THE STATES OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY (11/1/2012)

The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has determined that a public health emergency exists and has existed in the State of New York (since October 27, 2012) and the State of New Jersey (since October 26, 2012). Accordingly, the Office of Pharmacy Affairs has begun rolling admission to the 340B program for covered entities in New York and New Jersey as well as for new contract pharmacy arrangements between covered entities in the two states and their partners.

Affected covered entities in New York and New Jersey may register at any point throughout the duration of the emergency; entities may begin participating on the start date reflected in the 340B Program database. Entities in the two states that were previously approved for 1/1/2013 start dates may begin utilizing the program as soon as their records have been updated in the program database. In addition, change requests from New York and New Jersey entities will be prioritized to ensure continued access to 340B pricing.

Posted on Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius,  Secretary
http://www.hhs.gov/secretary/phe_sandy2012.html

Determination That a Public Health Emergency Exists

New Jersey

As a consequence of Hurricane Sandy in the State of New Jersey, on this date and after consultation with public health officials as necessary, I, Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, pursuant to the authority vested in me under section 319 of the Public Health Service Act, do hereby determine that a public health emergency exists and has existed since October 26, 2012 in the State of New Jersey.

11/01/2012
_____________________________
Date

/s/
_____________________________
Kathleen Sebelius

New York

As a consequence of Hurricane Sandy in the State of New York, on this date and after consultation with public health officials as necessary, I, Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, pursuant to the authority vested in me under section 319 of the Public Health Service Act, do hereby determine that a public health emergency exists and has existed since October 27, 2012 in the State of New York.

10/31/2012
_____________________________
Date

/s/
_____________________________
Kathleen Sebelius

Tagged with: