Annual 340B Recertification in Process for Non-Hospitals
The annual 340B recertification period for Health Centers and most HRSA Grantees began January 28 and will end March 11, 2015. During this period, the following non-hospital covered entities will need to review and certify that their registration information on the Office of Pharmacy Affairs (OPA) Database is correct: Community Health Centers, School-Based Programs, Health Care for the Homeless Programs, Migrant Health Programs, and Public Housing Primary Care Programs, as well as HRSA Grantees, including Federally Qualified Health Centers (and FQHC Look-Alikes), Black Lung Clinic Programs, Comprehensive Hemophilia Treatment Centers, Ryan White Part A – F Programs, Native Hawaiian Health Care Programs, Tribal/Urban Indian Health Centers, Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinics, and Tuberculosis Clinics.
Recertification is an annual requirement to ensure OPA Database accuracy and promote compliance with 340B rules and regulations. Failure to recertify by March 11, 2015 will result in removal from the 340B Program. The Authorizing Official (AO) and Primary Contact should have received an advanced notification email from the OPA with information about the recertification process. A separate email should have been sent to the AO with the username and password required to complete the recertification. If this email was not received, it is recommended that you contact the OPA immediately. Once the AO receives the username and password, that person will need to log into the OPA Database, update information as needed, and attest to the covered entity’s compliance with 340B Program requirements.
It is important that the AO’s email address is correct on the OPA Database to ensure the username and password are received. If the AO has changed since the last recertification period, the covered entity is responsible for notifying the OPA about this change.