Annual recertification of 340B eligibility for federally qualified health centers and most other grantee-type entities will start Jan. 30 and end Feb. 27, the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration said yesterday.
HRSA did not say when Title X family planning clinics, sexually transmitted disease clinics, and tuberculosis clinics will go through recertification this year. They receive their federal grants from agencies other than HRSA or the Indian Health Service.
The entities undergoing recertification beginning Jan. 30 are HRSA or IHS grantees. A recertification Zoom meeting for these entities will be held Jan. 25 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Eastern, HRSA said. The agency sent an email to affected entities yesterday with a link to the meeting and instructions.
Hospital covered entities normally recertify their 340B eligibility during the summer.
Entities must annually recertify their eligibility to remain in the 340B program and continue purchasing covered outpatient drugs at discounted 340B prices.
Elizabeth Linderbaum, deputy director of regulatory affairs at the National Association of Community Health Centers, yesterday urged NACHC members and other entities to make sure that that contact information for their 340B program authorizing official and primary contact is up to date in 340B OPAIS, the federal 340B program database. HRSA sends email notifications about recertification to these entity contacts only.