340B Drug Pricing Program Covered Entities Help
How do I use the data explorer?
Most charts and maps are interactive – mouse over areas of the chart or map to see more detailed information. If a chart, map, or text element changes color or “highlights” when moused over, it indicates a link to more detailed data. Simply click when the object is highlighted to drill down to additional information. To return to the original view of a chart, click on the arrow in the upper right-hand corner above the chart.
How do the elements of the data explorer interact?
Some charts and maps display related data. To change or “drill into” the data displayed, click on a wedge in a pie chart on a chart, or an area on a map to change the data display.
Clicking a wedge in a chart changes the map display to data for that specific program. Clicking a state on the map will update the pie chart to display the data only within that state and change the map to a state map identifying the counties (or county equivalents) and the associated data.
To return to the original view of a chart, click on the arrow in the upper right-hand corner above the chart.
What is the “Text View of Chart Data” at the bottom left of the chart?
The “Text View of Chart Data” link provides a textual description of the chart to assist visually impaired users.
How often are these data updated?
See the Data Refresh page for the most recent data update and the refresh schedule.
What data are represented on the data explorer?
This data explorer displays health care organizations, also known as covered entities, eligible for discounted drug pricing under Section 340B of the Public Health Service Act (1992).
Section 340B requires drug manufacturers participating in the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program to sign an agreement with the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This agreement limits the price manufacturers may charge certain covered entities for covered outpatient drugs. The resulting program is called the 340B Program. The 340B Program enables covered entities to stretch scarce Federal resources as far as possible, reaching more eligible patients and providing more comprehensive services. Eligible health care organizations/covered entities are defined in statute and include HRSA-supported health centers and look-alikes, Ryan White clinics and State AIDS Drug Assistance programs, Medicare/Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospitals, children’s hospitals, and other safety net providers.