Each year, as required by the 340B statute, the Office of Pharmacy Affairs (OPA) requires covered entities to recertify that they meet the 340B statutory requirements. OPA believes that recertification ensures program integrity, compliance, transparency and accountability. Additionally, OPA uses the recertification process as the primary mechanism for annually capturing covered entities’ updated information in the 340B database.
Health centers and look-alikes must recertify between February 7th and March 7th this year. According to OPA, authorizing officials and primary contacts must set up user accounts in the NEW 340B Office of Pharmacy Affairs Information System prior to recertification. This will be the first time that recertification takes place using the new system. Therefore, we strongly encourage health centers to recertify early in the process in case the new system creates challenges.
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If you would like to learn more or have questions about the recertification process, contact Jason Reddish, Michael Glomb, or the Feldesman Tucker attorney with whom you typically work.