Emails are slated to be sent on April 20, April 27, and May 4.
April 11, 2012—The Office of Pharmacy Affairs (OPA) has refined its timetable for sending hospital senior executives emails containing the username, password, and instructions they will need to recertify that their institution and all of its registered outpatient sites are eligible for the 340B drug discount program.
Authorizing officials at 340B free-standing cancer hospitals, children’s hospitals, rural referral centers (RRCs), and sole community hospitals (SCHs) should expect to receive the email from OPA on April 20.
Officials at disproportionate share (DSH) hospitals should receive their emails on April 27 and those at critical access hospitals (CAHs) on May 4.
OPA cautions that "these dates reflect [the] current plan which could change."
During a March 28 webinar, OPA said it planned to send the emails to children's and cancer hospitals and RRCs and SCHs during the third week of April and to DSH hospitals and CAHs during the first week of May.
Hospitals will have three weeks from receipt of the email to complete the reauthorization procedure, OPA said.A recording of the March 28 webinar is available on HealthcareCommunities.org.