340B Contracted Pharmacy Program
The 340B Federal Drug Pricing Program is part of the Public Health Service Act that requires pharmaceutical manufacturers to sell covered outpatient drugs to health care organizations at a discounted price.
- The program is restricted to eligible patients receiving hospital outpatient and clinic services from Ozarks Community Hospital.
- The program allows OCH to dispense prescription medications through contractual agreements with retail pharmacies.
- When uninsured patients send a prescription written by an eligible OCH provider to a contracted pharmacy, they receive a discounted price for the medication through the 340B Program.
340B Eligible OCH Locations
340B Payor Sources:
All insured patients receive OCH 340B drugs at contracted pharmacies, except Medicaid patients.
If a patient is uninsured or cash paying, they qualify for an additional discount on top of the 340B pricing. There are three discount programs available:
1. SunRx Cash Card – certain pharmacies qualify
2. Walgreens Discount Program – Walgreens pharmacies only
3. Alps Cash Card – Alps pharmacies only
Discount cards are available in all OCH facilities. Ask for details at your next visit.
340B Program Exclusions:
Certain medications are ineligible for the 340B discount.
- Orphan Drugs – typically prescribed for necessary treatment for rare conditions.
- Unfortunately, due to these drug’s unusual expense to produce, manufacturers do not permit them to be discounted under the 340B Program.
- Certain drug manufacturers have imposed limitations on the 340B Program.
These manufacturers include:
- Abbvie Eli Lilly Novartis
- Amgen Exelixis Novo Nordisk
- AstraZeneca Gilead Sanofi
- Bausch Health GlaxoSmithKline Pfizer
- Boehringer Ingelheim Johnson&Johnson UCB
- Bristol Myers Squibb Merck United Therapeutics
Ozarks Community Hospital is working diligently to ensure that these restrictions are lifted for our patients and plan to see progress soon. In the meantime, our providers, pharmacies, and 340B team will work with patients to get the medications they need.