About Apexus | 340B Prime Vendor Program

340B Prime Vendor Program

 

APEXUS. THE TRUSTED EXPERTS FOR THE 340B COMMUNITY.

Apexus serves as the government’s Prime Vendor for the 340B Drug Pricing Program. We provide access to discounted medications, education and compliance needs and manufacturer refund services to nearly 13,000 covered entities serving vulnerable populations.

 

VISION

As the nation’s trusted 340B Prime Vendor, Apexus serves the government and all 340B stakeholders to support medication access and program integrity.

MISSION

Apexus supports 340B program compliance and improves outpatient medication access through contracting, education, and service offerings for the nation’s safety net providers and their stakeholders.

VALUES

Our core values are integrity, knowledge, innovation, responsiveness, and collaboration.

 

 

WHAT IS THE PRIME VENDOR PROGRAM?

The 340B Prime Vendor Program (PVP) is managed by Apexus through a contract awarded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), which is responsible for administering the 340B Drug Pricing Program.

  • HRSA relies on Apexus to communicate policy and provide education, training, and support to all 340B stakeholders.
  • The 340B PVP is a voluntary, transparent program for all stakeholders.
  • There is no fee for eligible covered entities to enroll and participate in the Prime Vendor Program.

 

 

 

340B Stakeholders: Eligible organizations, distributors, manufacturers, federal agencies, contract pharmacies, business and consulting organizations, health care trade associations

340B PVP Partnerships Deliver Quality Results

LOWER DRUG PRICING FOR ENTITIES COMBINED WITH A VALUE PROPOSITION FOR MANUFACTURERS

Achieved through leveraging the collective purchasing volume of all 340B covered entities and understanding the business needs of manufacturers.

OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY AND RELIABLE DATA

Streamlined contracting, membership determination/communication, distribution channels, and reporting ensures efficiency.

FOSTERING COLLABORATION AND SUPPORTING PROGRAM INTEGRITY

PVP oversight of pricing and standardizing account framework with the wholesalers delivers assurance of compliance to manufacturers and covered entities. Accessible education and technical assistance brings diverse stakeholders clear, consistent, accurate information.

FULLY TRANSPARENT MODEL

As the PVP, Apexus operates with a fully transparent model with no hidden fees or rebates.

 

 

APEXUS 340B PRIME VENDOR SOLUTIONS

CONTRACTING

Since 2004, the Prime Vendor Program (PVP) has brought together nearly 100 manufacturers and 40,000 covered entities to achieve lower drug pricing for those who need it most. Our contracting model brings the best of the free market: a voluntary program for manufacturers and entities that is flexible enough to deliver value to both stakeholder groups. Our high entity participation rates, large number of participating manufacturers, and significant savings percentages demonstrate that the PVP is well-functioning. This simple, transparent model leverages competition to deliver value.

DISTRIBUTION

The PVP partners with 29 national, regional, and specialty distributors to manage distribution networks. These distribution options provide choice and promote competition in the marketplace, which drives value. Serving as a central source to oversee these distributors, the PVP supports 340B compliance by ensuring pricing integrity in these distributor relationships. Ultimately, the PVP ensures efficiency and consistency for stakeholders through these distributor solutions.

EDUCATION

Apexus collaborates with all types of 340B stakeholders to deliver free, nationwide, online, and in-person education through the 340B University. Our PVP website features additional educational resources, including HRSA answers to frequently asked questions and compliance tools and templates. All at no cost.

ASSISTANCE

All 340B stakeholders have equal access to technical assistance by contacting the Apexus Answers call center. We provide HRSA-aligned answers to over 2,000 questions a month, ranging from basic to complex, via phone 888.340.BPVP (2787), live chat, and email.

MANUFACTURER REFUND SERVICE

We align manufacturers, distributors, and covered entities to facilitate resolving manufacturer overcharges to covered entities. By leveraging existing relationships and technology, the PVP delivers an effective and efficient way to collaborate: the Apexus Manufacturer Refund Service. Since 2010, our team has returned nearly $120 million in refunds to covered entities.

 

340B Prime Vendor Program by the numbers

 

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