The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) yesterday announced 340B program enrollment flexibilities in New Mexico due to the declaration of a public health emergency in the state.
Wildfires in northern New Mexico that began in early April have combined to become the largest in state history and the largest nationally so far this year. As a result of the fires, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra on May 9 declared a public health emergency in the state.
HRSA said yesterday in a notice on the 340B program homepage that “eligible entities in New Mexico may immediately enroll for the 340B program during the public health emergency declaration by the secretary, rather than having to wait for the normal quarterly registration period.” The next regularly scheduled registration period is July 1-15 with an Oct. 1 start date.
HRSA said entities should contact the 340B Prime Vendor Program for information about expedited enrollment.