Powers Principals William von Oehsen and Jason Reddish, and Associate Mark Ogunsusi are presenting at the 340B Coalition Winter Conference held in San Diego from January 29-31. This conference is the premier event for all 340B stakeholders – covered entities, pharmacies, service providers, drug companies, government officials, and all those committed to care for patients in need.

  • William von Oehsen will be speaking at “Audits Workshop, Part 1: HRSA Audits: Preparing and Responding” on Monday, January 29 at 1:30 p.m. This session will provide an overview of the HRSA audit process and to help entities feel prepared for audit notices from HRSA. Speakers will provide insights on key steps involved with an audit.
  • Jason Reddish will be speaking at two sessions. The first session is “Patient Definition Following Genesis v. HHS: Implications for 340B Stakeholders” on January 30 at 9:15 a.m. Speakers representing various stakeholder groups will share their perspectives on the implications of the recent South Carolina District Court Genesis ruling. The second session is “Track 2: State Policies Impacting 340B” on January 31 at 10:30 a.m.  In this session, speakers will address 340B state-level activity, including ongoing efforts to protect 340B providers from discriminatory payer policies, new state laws responding to manufacturers’ refusal to offer 340B pricing for drugs dispensed at contract pharmacies, and state action around Medicaid pharmacy benefit transfers.
  • Mark Ogunsusi will be speaking at two sessions. The first session is “Track 4: Ask the Lawyers: 340B Grantee Compliance and More” on January 30 at 1:45 p.m. In this session, attorneys will review “hot topics” in the 340B grantee space. Topics will include HRSA audits, best practices in compliance, and experiences navigating the current contract pharmacy landscape. The second session is “Community Health Centers Breakout Session” on January 30 at 4:00 p.m. This session will provide a review of the 340B patient definition’s statutory origin, HRSA application, and resultant audit experiences. Presenters will cover the history of and current 340B legislation and guidance, leading up to the recent South Carolina District Court Genesis ruling.

To learn more about the 340B Coalition Winter Conference and to view the full agenda, please visit www.340bwinterconference.org.

Powers is a renowned Washington, DC-based law and government relations firm specializing in healthcare and regulatory matters, education, and the law of tribal nations. Powers’ 340B program practice has been at the forefront of defending and advancing the 340B program, advocating for the needs of safety net providers and their patients for several decades. Powers assists 340B covered entities and other 340B stakeholders – including Ryan White Clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers, children’s hospitals, disproportionate share hospitals, rural hospitals, retail pharmacies and contract pharmacy administrators. William von Oehsen helped draft the original 340B legislation as well as significant amendments to the statute under the Affordable Care Act of 2010.

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