There are many considerations involved in deciding to have an in-house pharmacy or to use a contract 340B pharmacy. A "contract pharmacy" is a pharmacy that is owned by an organization other than the health center. Contract pharmacies include both large retail chains and independent community pharmacies. When deciding whether to use an in-house pharmacy, one or more contract pharmacies, or a combination of both, at a minimum an FQHC should consider several factors.
This session will discuss the pros and cons of both models.
Identify key compliance responsibilities for in-house and contract 340B pharmacies.
Understand the impact on patient access with each 340B model.
Understand upfront and ongoing costs for both contract and in-house 340B pharmacies.