340B RECERTIFICATION – HOSPITALS

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340B RECERTIFICATION – HOSPITALS

Each year, OPA requires each 340B Covered Entity to recertify. For Hospital Covered Entities, OPA has tentatively set Aug. 10 through Sept. 7 as the time to recertify. Emails will be sent to both the Authorizing Official as well as the Primary Contact, listed on the OPA database.
Once the recertification period begins, the Authorizing Official only will receive a username and password to perform the recertification. The Authorizing Official will be required to log into the 340B database, update information as needed, and attest to the covered entity’s compliance with 340B Program requirements.
It is imperative that both the Authorizing Official and Primary Contract are current and accurate. If recertification is not completed in the eligible window, the covered entity will be terminated from the program, and will have to re-enroll during the next open enrollment period.
If we can help you with the recertification process, or if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Turnkey Pharmacy Solutions, at contact@turnkeyrxsol.com

340B covered entities must annually recertify their eligibility to remain in the 340B Drug Pricing Program and continue purchasing covered outpatient drugs at discounted 340B prices.
Advance email notifications with preliminary information about the recertification process are sent to the following contacts:

• Primary Contact
• Authorizing Official

Once the recertification period begins, the Authorizing Official only will receive a username and password to perform recertification. The Authorizing Official will be required to log into the 340B database, update information as needed, and attest to the covered entity’s compliance with 340B Program requirements.
The covered entity must ensure the contacts listed in the 340B database are accurate at all times to receive all notifications.


About Author

Rob Nahoopii, PharmD, MS, 340B ACE

Experience as a Director of Pharmacy for a 400 bed DSH hospital (also served as a regional director of pharmacy). Rob has presented at many 340B University sessions and on the topic of 340B at numerous other conferences around the country. He has provided many external 340B audits for various covered entity types, and onsite support for multiple 340B HRSA audits. Rob is part of our 340B independent auditing team and also supports our maintenance clients and 340B implementation. His perspective is from front line pharmacy leadership and program compliance.

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