340B Providers Need to Stay Informed During the Pandemic

by Admin | July 6, 2020 1:44 pm

July 6, 2020— The first half of 2020 has been a challenging time for our nation and for covered entities participating in the 340B drug pricing program.  Hospitals, health centers, and clinics have spent most of the year mobilizing their COVID-19 responses while continuing to work tirelessly to care for underserved patients with a variety of chronic and acute medical challenges.

Providing key information and support for these dual patient missions is a primary focus of the 340B Coalition Virtual Summer Conference[1], which will occur over five days from July 20-29. While protecting the health and safety of all involved is, of course, our primary concern, finding a way to hold the conference was critical as 340B has played a primary role in supporting much of the needed work.

340B Health is a member of the 340B Coalition and is proud to be helping move this annual conference to a virtual event this year. The Coalition is planning 50 sessions with more than 90 expert speakers over the five days, which is roughly the same number of sessions as our typical in-person conference.

One key benefit to the conference’s online format is that many of the 50 sessions will be available on demand for 90 days following the event, so attendees can watch sessions on their schedule and earn even more continuing education (CE) credits.

Obtain the Latest 340B Intelligence

The conference will help attendees stay informed on the latest 340B developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sessions will cover regulatory flexibilities that the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) has granted covered entities during the emergency as well as case studies on how providers have responded to the public health emergency.

But the conference also will include numerous sessions designed to help covered entities run effective 340B programs long after the emergency has ended. These sessions will focus on such topics as compliance and operations, best practices for using 340B savings on clinical care, and program advocacy skills.

Session highlights include:

Be Informed About HRSA Priorities, Health Disparities, and More

Several national health care leaders will be among the faculty at this summer’s conference.

Reconnect With Your Colleagues  

One of the benefits of attending the conference has been to connect with other professionals working in the 340B program, and the virtual conference will be no exception. The conference’s online platform will include instant messaging chat and live video capabilities for one-on-one and small group conversations. Additionally, the conference “lounge” will provide virtual roundtables for groups to discuss specific topics.

The conference also will feature an exhibit hall where attendees can meet with exhibitors to learn about the latest products and services to help them manage their 340B programs.

Watch the video below for a sneak peek of what to expect at the conference. You can learn more here[2], and we will see you in just a couple weeks!

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Endnotes:
  1. 340B Coalition Virtual Summer Conference: http://www.340bsummerconference.org/
  2. here: https://www.340bsummerconference.org/Sc20/Registration/Sc20/Registration/Registration.aspx?hkey=f1fcab0c-9bfb-4be9-be5e-3147ba7d6cd7
  3. https://340binformed.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/2020_340B_Coalition_Virtual_Summer_Conference.mp4: https://340binformed.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/2020_340B_Coalition_Virtual_Summer_Conference.mp4
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