340B Pharmacy Gateways
Gateways (aka HUBs) have become more common and more intrinsic in the workflows and processes of 340B Contract Pharmacy programs.
Over the past five years, gateways (aka HUBs) have become more common and more intrinsic in the workflows and processes of 340B Contract Pharmacy programs. As the number of contracted pharmacies continue to increase as 340B Covered Entities (CEs) try to maximize their 340B savings, this has created a more complex scenario for pharmacies with multiple stores, working with several CEs and many 340B TPAs. These contracted pharmacies wanting to be good partners with their CEs and TPAs, need help to manage all the various 340B relationships. Often, CEs are confused and frustrated by the existence and additional fees related to these gateways, and why they exist. Our hope is that this blog will answer most frequently asked questions about gateways.