Next to “What is 340B?” the question I frequently receive is, “Who qualifies for 340B?”
Here is the quick answer for the more common options (a more detailed list can be found at the OPA website):
- Disproportionate share hospitals (DSH)
- Children’s hospitals
- Critical access hospitals
- Free standing cancer hospitals
- Sole Community Hospitals
- Ryan White Clinics
- State-operated AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAP)
- Black lung clinics
- Comprehensive hemophilia diagnostic treatment centers
- Native Hawaiian Health Centers
- Urban Indian organizations
For DSH hospitals, you do need to meet the minimum level of 11.75% DSH percent. I’ll need to create a separate article to thoroughly cover what goes into this number (hmm, I might have to do that next), but it is roughly a combination of Medicare with supplemental social security over total medicare days and Medicaid (non Medicare) over total patient days. If this sounds confusing, well . . .
If you are one of the entities above, you can find the forms you need to register at the OPA 340B forms site.