About the PVP

340B Prime Vendor Program

 

APEXUS. THE TRUSTED EXPERTS FOR THE 340B COMMUNITY.

Apexus is the government's designated Prime Vendor for the 340B Drug Pricing Program. In that role, Apexus provides access to discounted medications, education and compliance needs to nearly 40,000 health centers and hospitals that serve 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). HRSA is responsible for administering the 340B Drug Pricing Program.

  • HRSA relies on Apexus to communicate policy and provide award-winning 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 and congressional offices, contract pharmacies, business and consulting organizations, health care trade associations

 

 

HOW APEXUS SUPPORTS THE PRIME VENDOR PROGRAM

CONTRACTING

Since 2004, we’ve delivered savings on drugs to those who need it most through the 340B Drug Pricing Program. We develop additional significant drug discounts through our contracting programs with thousands of pharmaceuticals, including vaccines, women’s health products, and diabetes supplies. These solutions create more ways for suppliers and 340B eligible organizations (hospitals, community health centers, clinics, and other safety-net providers) to participate in the program in a compliant way.

The Prime Vendor Program leverages the collective purchasing volume of all 340B covered entities, providing discounted access to drugs for community safety net providers.

DISTRIBUTION

We build and manage wholesale distribution networks that improve access to affordable medications. We’re currently contracted with nearly 30 national, regional and specialty distributors, delivering over $1B in value to covered entities in 2017.

Pricing rules with the wholesalers are monitored by the Prime Vendor to support compliance of manufacturers and covered entities.

EDUCATION

Apexus provides award-winning, nationwide online and in person education through the 340B University. Our prime vendor website features additional education resources, including HRSA-aligned answers to frequently asked questions and compliance tools and templates. All at no cost to stakeholders.

ASSISTANCE

The Apexus Answers national call center at 888.340.BPVP (2787) answers all things 340B. We handle over 2,000 phone, email and chat inquiries a month from 340B participants, wholesalers, manufacturers, and stakeholders. 

MANUFACTURER REFUND SERVICE

We manage the process when manufacturers need to provide refunds to 340B covered entities after a series of recalculations to their 340B drug price.

 

 

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