Understanding the Interplay Between Medicaid and 340B

Sponsored by: Manatt Health

Helen Pfister, Partner, Manatt Health

Wednesday - December 11, 2019 / 3:00pm ET
Free Event

Gain an Understanding of the Complexities of the 340B Program—and Learn Key Findings from Manatt’s 50-State Survey on the Interplay Between the 340B and Medicaid Programs. 

The 340B drug discount program—which requires drug manufacturers to provide outpatient drugs to eligible healthcare entities at sharply reduced prices—continues to expand, with the number of participating covered entities almost doubling in the past five years to 38,000, according to the Government Accountability Office.  As the 340B program has grown, so has the controversy around it.  Supporters believe that it is vital to helping hospitals and other covered entities care for their uninsured and underinsured patients, while critics assert that it is being abused.

Both sides can agree, however, that the program can be very confusing to navigate.  The interplay between 340B and Medicaid can be particularly challenging, especially in states providing drug coverage through Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs).  The use of contract pharmacies adds to the complexities of identifying 340B drugs.

In a new webinar, Manatt will focus on the complexities of the 340B program.  We also will review key findings from our comprehensive 50-state survey on the interplay between the 340B and Medicaid programs.

Key Takeaways:

The webinar will answer key questions, including:

  • What is the 340B program, and how does it work?
  • What is the interplay between 340B and Medicaid—and what are the resulting challenges?
  • How do contract pharmacy arrangements add to the complications?
  • How much are states reimbursing 340B covered entities and contract pharmacies for 340B drugs?
  • What methodologies are states employing to avoid duplicate discounts?

This program is for to anyone who would benefit from a deeper understanding of the 340B drug discount program, including executives and team members from:

  • Corporate management
  • Brand and Product Management
  • Marketing/Sales Management
  • Legal
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Health Policy
  • Compliance

About the Sponsors

Manatt Health combines legal excellence, first-hand experience in shaping public policy, sophisticated strategy insight and deep analytic capabilities to provide uniquely valuable professional services across the full range of health industry players. Our 160+ attorneys and consultants from Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, and its consulting subsidiary, Manatt Health Strategies, LLC, are passionate about helping clients advance their business interests, fulfill their missions and lead healthcare into the future.

For more information please visit www.manatt.com/health.

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