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S/T Health Group pioneered the practice of contract price integrity verification in 1998, helping hospitals recover previously hidden costs in the pharmaceutical supply chain. Today, our business reflects the ever-growing complexity of cost containment and internal controls, with an emphasis on consultative services that provide customized, big-picture solutions to procurement and management issues.
Our extensive background in the pharmaceutical industry and hospital pharmacy operations gives us a unique perspective on the challenges you face. Our pharmacy and supply chain knowledge and insight is unbeatable; our strong working relationships with the 340B Prime Vendor Program Managed by Apexus, the major drug wholesalers and pharmaceutical manufacturers are unmatched.
In February 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA) issued a letter about The Program Integrity Initiative, stating that “HRSA recognizes the importance of strengthening oversight of both participating covered entities and manufacturers to ensure compliance with program requirements. Below are some of the actions HRSA will take in Fiscal Year 2012 to strengthen 340B Program oversight: Conduct selective and targeted audits of 340B covered entities to provide additional program oversight, monitor for program violations, and prevent diversion and duplicate discounts. These audits will help HRSA and all participating covered entities identify and mitigate program risk as well as identify best practices regarding program compliance.”
S/T Health Group’s TruDat Contract Rx Audit Service provides periodic inventory reconciliation analysis of purchasing records for medications dispensed by contracted pharmacies and replenished by drug wholesalers on behalf of 340B covered entities. Our TruDat Contract Rx Audit Services will confirm that dispensing and replenishment done on behalf of the 340B covered entity by a contracted pharmacy is in compliance with 340B requirements.
TRUDAT CONTRACT RX AUDIT SERVICE DELIVERABLES
- Obtain and perform initial analysis of contract pharmacy dispensing records, and wholesaler purchase history records for the defined audit period.
- Perform inventory reconciliation analysis, comparing reported inventory on hand by contracted pharmacy to wholesaler replenishment invoices and clinic dispensing records. Identify discrepancies between reported and calculated inventory on hand and discrepancies between invoiced quantities versus dispensed quantities. Define value of over/under discrepancies based on pricing reported for each time period in data provided by customer
- Validate dispensing records in relation to patient membership eligibility and physician prescribing eligibility based on approved lists provided by customer.
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S/T Health Group Consulting, Inc.
10701 Corporate Drive, Suite 375 • Stafford TX 77477
Phone: (281) 4915555 • Fax: (281) 491558