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Save on Drugs and Supplies as a PVP Participant

Covered entities can access brand and generic product discounts and lower costs on non-340B items such as vaccines and medical supplies.

Enroll to Participate in the 340B Prime Vendor Program

  • More than 42,000 covered entities (CEs) realize an average savings of 10-27% below the 340B price.
  • The Prime Vendor Program (PVP) also works with more than 110 manufacturers to obtain lower drug pricing for CEs on non-340B items, such as vaccines and medical supplies.
  • The PVP will ensure that each CE’s 340B account includes PVP pricing contracts with discounts on brand, generic, and specialty drug products. Enrollment is free and takes 10 minutes online.

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Steps to Access Product Discounts

Step 1: Enroll in the 340B Drug Pricing Program. Step 2: Enroll in the 340B Prime Vendor Program
Step 3: Wholesalers load PVP contracts to accounts. Step 4: Request access to secure PVP site to view pricing and reports

 

HOW TO GET STARTED WITH THE PVP

1. The 340B Drug Pricing Program and the Prime Vendor

The 340B Drug Pricing Program is a federal program administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) that requires drug manufacturers participating in the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program to provide covered outpatient drugs to enrolled covered entities at or below the statutorily defined ceiling price.

Section 340B of the Public Health Service Act (340B statute) requires the establishment of a prime vendor program. Apexus serves as HRSA’s Prime Vendor for the 340B Drug Pricing Program, which is available at no cost to all eligible covered entities. The PVP requires enrollment with Apexus to obtain sub-340B and sub-WAC prices on covered outpatient drugs, vaccines, and supplies.

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2. Benefits of PVP Participation

The Prime Vendor:

  • Lowers drug pricing for safety-net providers by negotiating additional discounts on drug prices.
  • Ensures that covered entities have access to a nationwide distribution network.
  • Provides education and assistance to 340B stakeholders through Apexus Answers, 340B University offerings, and other online resources and tools.

PVP Support for Safety-Net Providers

The PVP supports these providers by negotiating discounts with participating 340B manufacturers, which results in more savings for contracted products and services. The Prime Vendor establishes minimum standards for distribution to ensure that even the smallest facilities have access to 340B and PVP pricing.

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3. Access PVP Pricing in Wholesaler Accounts

The 340B PVP works with a large nationwide network of national, regional, and specialty distributors. This distribution network helps ensure delivery of 340B supplies to all covered entities, regardless of size. The distributor selected during the PVP enrollment process will receive a notification with the effective date and link the PVP contract portfolio to the participant’s 340B account.

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4. Access the PVP Contract Catalog

The secure PVP website allows program participants to download or search the PVP contract catalog and provides access to additional PVP resources and reports. Prime Vendor Program participants must request access to the password-protected site.

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Request access for more resources on the secure website.

In addition to the contract catalog, the secure PVP website offers contracting resources and analytics to help participants make informed purchasing decisions and find operational opportunities.

These resources include:

  • Price reference tools and publications that let participants research drug prices and stay up to date on contract and price changes
  • Customized reports and analytics to monitor sales and price integrity and identify opportunities to improve program efficiency
  • Additional resources, including budget impact cost models and access to monthly newsletters

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How Can We Help?

All 340B stakeholders have equal access to technical assistance by contacting the Apexus Answers call center. We provide HRSA-aligned answers ranging from basic to complex, via phone 888.340.BPVP (2787), live chat, and email. We are here to help you navigate the 340B Program.