On June 27, 2014, Draffin & Tucker partner Cindy DuPree and manager Sarah Dekutowski presented a 60-minute session for a HELP webinar for the Rural Health Performance Improvement project. The presentation shared information learned at the January 2014 340B University and February 2014 340B Coalition meetings. The presentation also included discussion of the external audits of 340B program, orphan drugs, Medicaid billing, policies and procedures, and contract pharmacies.

Webinar participants were updated on the recent court ruling on orphan drugs and HRSA’s recent statement in response to the ruling. The current status of the “Mega-Rule” targeted for release this year is now unknown, but many of the issues identified by HRSA audits and the OIG will likely result in more proposed regulations. 2014 is expected to be a big year for 340B from the Mega-Rule and increased investment by HRSA in audits and other monitoring measures.

To listen to the webinar, click here.

For more information on the 340B Program including policies and procedures, implementation assistance, internal audit training and/or compliance reviews, please contact Cindy DuPree or Sarah Dekutowski at cdupree@draffin-tucker.com  or sdekutowski@draffin-tucker.com or (404) 220-8494.