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340B Drug Discount Program: Ensuring a Critical Resource for NC Hospitals

This educational activity is jointly provided by AXIS Medical Education and North Carolina Healthcare Association

May 7 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

The 340B Drug Pricing Program is designed to help covered entities “stretch scarce federal resources as far as possible, reach more eligible patients, and provide more comprehensive services.” Despite being around since 1992, the 340B Drug Pricing Program remains one of the most misunderstood federal programs and continues to face increasing scrutiny on many fronts, including from Capitol Hill, participating manufacturers, the press, and an assortment of competing interest groups.


    • At the conclusion of this session, the participants will be able to:

    • Examine public policy proposals that could redefine the scope of the 340B program
    • Review opportunities to enhance 340B optimization and compliance in the changing environment
    • Discuss the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) audit process and best practices to adequately prepare for these audits
    • Provide strategies to enhance transparency by helping you better tell your 340B story and communicate the value of the 340B program for vulnerable patients and communities


Registration and Refreshments
Welcome and Introductions
340B Legislative and Regulatory Update,
Aimee Kuhlman
340B Best Practices in Contract Pharmacy, Split Billing, and Discount Cards for the Uninsured,
Trish Abrams
Maintaining 340B Compliance while Obtaining Savings,
Dr. Aaron Lott
Panel Discussion: 340B Advocacy in Your Community

Target Audience

Hospital Pharmacists, CFOs, PR/Marketing Directors, Government Relations and Compliance Officers.

Featured Faculty

Aimee Kuhlman, Senior Associate Director, Federal Relations, American Hospital Association (AHA)

Aimee has been a member of the Federal Relations department at the AHA since 2011. In addition to advocating the full range of AHA’s legislative and regulatory agenda, her specific issue areas include post-acute care and the 340B Drug Pricing Program. Prior to her work at the AHA, she spent 8 years on Capitol Hill, working as a health care staffer for Congressman Jim McCrery (R-LA) and Doctor Bill Cassidy (R-LA). Aimee graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor’s of Arts in mass communication and from the Johns Hopkins University with a Master’s of Business Administration in health care management.

Patrick Regan, Regional Manager, SUNRx

Patrick is based in Montana, where he has been working for SUNRx for 3 1/2 years. Prior to working for SUNRx he worked for the Montana Hospital Association where he worked for the for profit branch of the Association.

Dr. Aaron Lott, Executive Director, Health Enterprises

Dr. Lott is the president of AuthorityRx, a pharmacy consulting company based in Kansas City. He is an innovative strategic leader with a successful track record of leading CEOs, corporate boards, and senior executives to drive transformational change and profitable growth through their communities and organizations. His areas of focus are population health, value-based care, health plan operations, pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) evaluation and selection, specialty pharmacy strategies, 340B consulting and optimization, and retail pharmacy.

Continuing Education Credits

Continuing Education
Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AXIS Medical Education and The North Carolina Healthcare Association. AXIS Medical Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation for Pharmacists

This application-based activity is approved for 4.75 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit JA4008106-9999-19-023-L03-P.

AXIS Contact Information

For information about the accreditation of this program please contact AXIS at info@axismeded.org.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

AXIS Medical Education requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by AXIS for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.


The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity:

Name of Faculty or Presenter Reported Financial Relationship
Aimee Kuhlman Nothing to Disclose
Patrick Abrams Nothing to Disclose
Dr. Aaron Lott Nothing to Disclose
John Bretz Nothing to Disclose


The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity:

Name of Planner/Manager Reported Financial Relationship
Ronnie Cook Nothing to Disclose
Julie Henry Nothing to Disclose
James Hayes, PMP Nothing to Disclose
Dee Morgillo, MEd., MT(ASCP), CHCP Nothing to disclose
John Bretz Nothing to Disclose



Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.


Requirements for credit:  

  • Attend/participate in the educational activity and review all course materials.
  • Complete the CE Declaration form online by 11:59 pm ET June 7 2019. Instructions will be provided.

Upon successful completion of the online form, your record will be automatically loaded to CPEMonitor. Pharmacist will not receive a certificate.

Registration and Fees

This program is intended for NCHA members only.

Location: NCHA, Cary, NC

Cost: $40.00


James Hayes at jhayes@ncha.org or 919-677-4246



May 7
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