The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) annual recertification process for hospitals participating in the 340B Drug Pricing Program will end on Sept. 12.
Covered entities that fail to complete recertification will be removed from the 340B program for a minimum of one quarter.
OPA hosted a webinar on the hospital recertification process on Aug. 8,
Government Official Attestation
As part of 340B recertification, hospitals must identify and provide information about the government official attesting to the hospital’s classification as either:
- a hospital owned or operated by a state or local government (or formally granted powers by a unit of state or local government); or
- a private, nonprofit hospital that has a contract with a state or local government to provide health care services to low-income individuals not covered by Medicare or Medicaid.
The government official must be someone outside the hospital organization who can certify that the hospital falls under one of these classifications.
340B primary contacts and authorizing officials should have received a notice from HRSA on Aug. 27 explaining this requirement.
Hospitals must complete their recertification through the Office of Pharmacy Affairs Information System (OPAIS). Authorizing officials and primary contacts must create their own OPAIS accounts before recertifying.
A user guide, webinars, and other educational resources are available on the Office of Pharmacy Affairs (OPA) website.
Questions regarding recertification should be directed to Apexus at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888.340.2787. Questions also can be directed to OPA directly by contacting Samuel Cardarella, RN, BSN at 301.945.0930 or email@example.com.
Contact Senior Director of Policy Erin O’Malley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.585.0127 with additional questions.