||340B Lessions from the Field (Part 4)
Location: Ambassador Ballroom
Covered entities use 340B vendors to support 340B compliance operations in different ways, and there are a variety of vendors in the 340B marketplace offering support services. This session is designed for covered entities to hear vendors’ perspectives and lessons learned from working with clients on 340B issues.
Colleen DiClaudio, President & Co-Founder, 340Basics
Kristin Fox-Smith, Senior Vice President, Hospital & System Services, Visante
Lisa Scholz, Head of Industry Relations, Sentry Data Systems
William Wood, Senior Consultant, Visante
Board Member, Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital
Senior, Vice President of Business Development, Strategic Planning, and Operations, 340B Health
||Track One 340B Operations: Experiences from the Field
A) Inventory Management: Strategies for Compliance and Efficiency
Location: Palladian Ballroom
340B providers maintain complex inventory management systems to ensure compliance with 340B program rules, including patient definition, the duplicate discount prohibition, and the GPO prohibition for certain hospitals. In addition, covered entities have to obtain access to drugs, monitor pricing across multiple accounts and settings, minimize loss (waste) of unused drug and maintain budgetary balance within their department. Panelists will discuss strategies and ideas for solutions to 340B drug concerns such as monitoring 340B pricing, accumulation for unusable drug specific to an eligible patient, specialty drug distribution, and innovative alternatives to building more physical pharmacies.
Jason Mills, Manager, Pharmacy Support Services
Medical University of South Carolina
Patti Nussle, Pharmacist, Pharmacy 340B Program
The MetroHealth System
Manager, Pharmacy Administration, 340B and Regulatory Compliance
David Smiley, Pharmacist
Shawnee Health Service
Steven Miller, Pharmacy Services Director, 340B Health (Moderator)
Track Two Policy & Compliance
A) Understanding Medicare Provider Based Rules and Implications for 340B Child Site Registration
Location: Diplomat Ballroom
Two attorneys who represent 340B providers will provide a course on Medicare cost reports and Medicare’s provider-based rules as they relate to 340B. Topics to be addressed include criteria for provider-based status, how to use the cost report to support 340B eligibility of facilities, and understanding child site registration under HRSA’s Office of Pharmacy Affairs Information System.
Danielle Griggs, Pharmacy Manager, UVA Medical Center
Todd Nova, Attorney, Hall, Render, Killian, Health & Lyman, P.C.
Jeff Davis, Of Counsel/Senior Advisor, Baker Donelson, PC
B) Audit Update from HRSA Staff
Location: Regency Ballroom
HRSA staff will provide an update on 340B audit trends, process, and best practices.
Tracey Cole, Pharmacist, Program Performance and Quality Branch, Office of Pharmacy Affairs, Health Resources and Services Administration
Jane McLaughlin, Pharmacist, Program Performance and Quality Branch, Office of Pharmacy Affairs, Health Resources and Services Administration
Julie Zadecky, Pharmacist, Program Performance and Quality Branch, Office of Pharmacy Affairs, Health Resources and Services Administration
Sherry Pontell, Branch Chief, Program Performance and Quality Branch, Office of Pharmacy Affairs, Health Resources and Services Administration
C) 340B Research Landscape (covered entities only)
Location: Cabinet Room
This session will provide covered entities an overview of the 340B research in the field and the implications these studies have for the future of the program. The session will also allow participants to hear how covered entities can conduct their own research to evaluate the impact of the program on the health and well-being of the low-income patients they serve.
Lisa Tomai, Senior Researcher, L&M Policy Research, LLC
David Twitchell, Vice President & Chief Pharmacy Officer, Boston Medical Center Health System
Bharath Krishnamurthy, Senior Manager of Research, 340B Health
Track Three Clinical Best Practices
Provider Tales: Using 340B Savings to Improve Access to Care
Location: Congressional A/B Room
Hear how three organizations are using 340B savings to provide greater access to care and improve outcomes. Presenters will discuss the formal and informal approaches that their organizations take using 340B savings to provide care to patients in need.
Sara Dingwall, Director of Pharmacy, Whole Family Health Center
Scott Milner, System Director, Pharmacy Purchasing/340B, St. Luke’s Health System
Kevin Jones, 340B Program Director, Intermountain Healthcare
Small Group Discussions/Roundtables
A) Hospital Audit & Corrective Action Plan Roundtable Part 2 (hospitals only)
Location: Executive Room
This roundtable is limited to hospitals only. Attendees will hear from hospitals that have been through a HRSA audit and developed a corrective action plan (CAP). Hospitals that have successfully challenged audit findings will share their perspective. The roundtable will provide an opportunity to discuss best practices in audit preparation, lessons learned from the audit experience and CAP development.
Jennifer Agee, Director, Supply Chain, Legacy Health
Nick Gnadt, Director of Ambulatory Pharmacy, System Services, UnityPoint Health
Jenni Hovell, 340B Operations Manager, Mayo Clinic
Amanda Nagrotsky, Legal Counsel, 340B Health
Steven Miller, Pharmacy Services Director, 340B Health
B) CHC Expert Session: Answering the Call to Good Stewardship of the 340B Program
Location: Empire Ballroom
A call to good stewardship has emanated from Washington DC, and community health centers are prepared to respond. We are proud of our history of good stewardship and there is no better evidence than examples of value the 340B program brings to our patients and the communities we serve. There are myriad ways to measure value and in this session, we will explore several. NACHC’s Senior Policy Advisor will outline both the call to good stewardship and parameters for effectively demonstrating the value of the 340B program. Health center experts will provide examples of how their health centers are building the value proposition around increased access, improved clinical outcomes, and cost-effectiveness.
Colleen Meiman, Senior Policy Advisor, National Association of Community Health Centers
Lisa Nelson, Pharmacy Manager, Unity Care NW
CEO, Ammonoosuc Community Health Center
Sue Veer, President and CEO, Carolina Health Centers, Inc.