Federal health officials have added New Jersey and New York to the list of states granted 340B enrollment flexibility due to Hurricane Ida.
The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) posted the notice about the East Coast states’ addition yesterday on the Office of Pharmacy Affairs (OPA) homepage. HRSA granted hurricane-related flexibilities in Louisiana and Mississippi on Sept. 1.
In all four states, health care providers eligible to participate in the 340B program may enroll immediately rather than having to wait until the next quarterly registration period Oct. 1 through 15.
HRSA customarily grants 340B covered entities additional flexibility when the U.S. Health and Human Services secretary declares public health emergencies in states. HHS Secretary Xavier declared emergencies due to Hurricane Ida in Louisiana and Mississippi on Aug. 30 and in New Jersey and New York on Sept. 3.