Responsible for the overall management, coordination and auditing of the 340B drug purchasing program for all eligible locations within the organization and contract pharmacies to ensure program benefit optimization and full compliance with all federal regulations.
Routinely monitor data and related reports utilizing data from all participating areas and entities to optimize utilization of the program and to assure consistent processes are followed. Complete data analytics, data mining and data synthesis activities.
Serve as the institution’s leading internal resource on effective use of 340B program and related issues and be the point of communication within MUHS.
Maintain current information on the OPA 340B Database and with state Medicaid agencies, and coordinate recertification information for administration to submit annually to HRSA. Support all applicable computerized systems, split-billing software programs (including chargemaster mapping files), hospital billing and electronic medical record systems (including HCPCs Codes, QCFs, and RVUs) and virtual inventory processes required for mixed-use areas, outpatient clinics, and retail pharmacies utilized in operations related to the 340B program.
Perform and assist internal and external audits and compliance assessments of specific areas and specific products to assure accuracy of the dispensation, allocation and purchasing processes, and safeguarding data integrity of reporting functionality.
Serve as the liaison between wholesaler, manufacturers, MUHS administration, finance department, legal counsel, corporate compliance, prime vendor, SNHPA, HRSA/OPA, the state Medicaid agencies, pharmacy leadership, split billing software vendor, and others regarding the operations of the 340B program. Provide ongoing education to all related internal and external stakeholders.
Monitor and implement new federal regulations and guidelines impacting the 340(b) drug discount program and keep abreast of industry publications and websites as well as professional media, literature, and peers to assure the institution has the latest information regarding interpretations, rulings, and suggestions for improving program participation.
Maintain comprehensive, up-to-date 340B program policies and procedures and coordinate ongoing education of staff on those policies and updates.
Lead effective medication purchases using GPO and 340B programs including appropriate use of “penny buys” and other initiatives which include using generic instead of “name brand” products, while ensuring compliance with all purchasing guidelines (GPO, 340B, Federal and State).
Requires a Bachelor's Degree with at least 3 years experience in pharmacy purchasing and inventory management; strongly prefer a Master’s Degree in any of the following disciplines; public health, community health, health policy and administration. A Pharmacy Technician license or equivalent is preferred.
Understanding of basic computer programs and tools and ability to prepare, organize, and interpret large data sets, computerized billing reports and invoices is required.
Advanced knowledge of MS Office applications, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access and Outlook is required.
Pharmacy purchasing experience, knowledge of contractual relationships, experience working with federal and state regulations, and vendor relations are preferred.
Internal Number: 18000863
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