Three individuals from Health Enterprises Pharmacy Services have completed the Apexus Advanced 340B Operations Certificate Program and are now recognized as 340B Apexus Certified Experts (ACE) in the 340B Drug Pricing Program.
Recipients of the award include:
- Tanya Bagge, CPhT, 340B ACE, empoweRx Manager
- Amy Overman, CPhT, 340B ACE, Senior 340B Compliance Analyst
- Robert Keane, PharmD, 340B ACE, Executive Director of Pharmacy Services
“Completing the Advanced 340B Operations Certificate program was a challenging but rewarding achievement that will add another level of expertise and value to our organization as well as to our clients” said Robert Keane, Executive Director of Pharmacy Services. “The 340B program is incredibly complex. By completing this level of education, our partners can help implement and maintain compliant 340B programs to better serve our communities.”
The 340B Program is a federal drug discount program that permits eligible hospitals, community health centers, and clinics to purchase outpatient prescription drugs at significantly reduced discounts as a way to extend scarce federal resources within their communities. The program is critical to generating savings for America’s safety-net hospitals to provide programs and services for poor and underserved patients.
What is the 340B Expert Designation?
The Apexus Advanced 340B Operations Certificate Program offers specialized training for 340B eligible hospitals, community health centers, and other stakeholders, and was designed to address the 340B Program’s most complex situations for all 340B participants.
The award-winning Apexus education program is a 24-module online training course. By earning this designation, these three individuals can provide greater expertise to their customers.
The curriculum provides an in-depth review of policy around 340B requirements and guidance on how to apply that policy in support of 340B operational integrity. The education series evaluates decision points, potential compliance challenges, and audit areas of focus for each topic. The modules also provide real case situations that teach learners how to turn 340B policy into practice.
Learners who successfully complete the program receive a certificate and are distinguished as experts in the 340B Program. This is the highest standard of 340B learning available.