The Bizzell Group, began performing all HRSA 340B audits in fiscal year 2017 and as with most changes, there was concern about how audits might change. One difference from previous HRSA auditors is that the Bizzell Group hired pharmacists and 340B staff with hands-on 340B experience to perform and support 340B audits. We have noticedRead More
The arrival of a “New Year” seems like a natural time to make important changes. But how quickly do those New Year’s resolutions lose traction? Instead of focusing on ourselves and all the clichés that could be your New Year’s resolution, let us instead vow to make a resolution for another! Can you think ofRead More
The Federal 340B Drug Pricing Program isn’t a primary focus for most people, but it plays a big role in helping America’s safety net providers maintain and strengthen their services. Each year, thousands of hospitals, clinics, and health centers receive savings on outpatient pharmaceuticals—savings they can use to reach more patients and deliver more comprehensiveRead More
On November 1, CMS released their final rule implementing Part B payment reductions for Disproportionate Share Hospitals (DSH) as well as Rural Referral Centers (RRC). The Final Rule, which will begin January 1st 2018, will reduce payment for most separately reimbursed Part B drugs from a current average sales price (ASP) + 6% to ASPRead More
Sometimes, reliance on a referral request to an outside prescriber (e.g., specialist) to qualify a prescription as 340B eligible can be relatively straightforward. For instance, when a direct referral request to the actual prescriber is documented in the patient’s medical record along with a referral visit summary back closing the loop, the covered entity’s responsibilityRead More
Let’s be honest, pharmacy is not for the faint of heart. Add to regular pharmacy duties the immense joy of the 340B program and you can be over your head…quickly. 340B self-auditing can feel like a pipe dream. HRSA auditors may haunt your nightmares, with Zombies, that have an uncanny resemblance to your CFO andRead More
The Turnkey team of Rich and Rich clearly have extensive hospital experience with 340B and were able to quickly understand our operational issues and provide clear recommendations. When our team had questions months later they promptly responded to each request with thoughtful and specific advice.
We have contracted Turnkey Rx Solutions for almost a year now. We're very impressed with the work they have been able to provide us. They understand the high standards that our health system has and have been the efficient delivering. I highly recommend working with them.
Turnkey Solutions was well prepared for our mock audit and knew just what questions to ask and where to look for improvement opportunities. They easily found the needles in the haystack and took the time to understand our practice to make the best suggestions for improvement. ... It was a delight to work with them and I will contract with them again in the future.
We have been extremely satisfied with the assistance Turnkey Pharmacy Solutions has provided to us as our 340B program has expanded. We have worked with Rich and Rob and find them to be extremely knowledgeable, thorough, and personable. Their mission was to identify and minimize any potential risk areas within our 340B program. As a result, we feel very confident in our processes.
TurnKey is very knowledgeable of the 340B Program. They identified potential risk areas for our organization and provided us with the necessary corrective action. Thanks to TurnKey, we identified and addressed those risk areas and are now better prepared for a HRSA Audit.
The information and resources that were provided through the audit process with Turnkey have been invaluable. We will definitely continue to work with them in the future to ensure our program compliance.
Together, we can get your 340B Program HRSA compliant!