340B Program

340B Reduces Prescription Drug Costs

The 340B Drug Discount Program is a U.S. federal government program created in 1992 that requires drug manufacturers to provide outpatient pharmaceuticals to eligible health care organizations at significantly reduced prices. HCC Network clinics have taken advantage of this program and have helped many of their patients pay considerably lower prescription drug costs.

“The program works for anyone who is an HCC Network clinic patient,” said Amanda Arnold, RN, BSN. “It doesn’t matter what their income is or whether or not they have insurance. ”The HCC Network clinics have forged partnerships with two area pharmacies to offer the program: Hils Pharmacy and Britt’s Central Drug Store.

HCC Network clinic patients are saving money. In one instance, a patient was paying approximately $270 a month for insulin. As a result of the 340B Program, the same patient was able to get a three-month supply for $40. In another instance, a patient was paying over $100 for Cymbalta each month. With the help of the Program, this patient now pays $53 for a three-month supply.

Contact HCC Network’s Amanda Arnold for Details

Arnold, who works as a chronic disease manager and quality improvement coordinator at HCC Network, said anyone with questions about 340B, or who would like to get an approximate price on a particular medication, may call her at 816.807.5795.