Q: May providers that have admitting privileges at our 340B participating hospital be considered eligible providers under the "other arrangements" provision of patient definition?
A: Covered entities should consider all aspects of patient definition in order to use 340B drugs. ... Covered entities should consider all aspects of patient definition in order to use 340B drugs. http://www.hrsa.gov/opa/programrequirements/federalregisternotices/patientandentityeligibility102496.pdf Covered entities should consider whether the provider has covered entity admitting privileges in providing health care services to a patient of the covered entity such that the responsibility for the care provided remains with the covered entity. A non-covered entity provider’s admitting privileges to treat persons at a covered entity hospital alone is not sufficient to demonstrate that any person treated by that provider is a patient of the covered entity hospital for 340B Program purposes. Covered entities should address how they handle providers with privileges in their written policies and procedures. Continue Reading