340B Drug Discount Program


To continue ordering TB and STD medications after the transition, providers will need to register their location into PIOS. Providers must complete the required PIOS training prior to registering their location. The training is available below under "PIOS Training Sessions".

About the Program

The 340B Drug Pricing Program is a federal program requiring drug manufacturers that participate in the Medicaid drug rebate program to provide covered outpatient drugs to enrolled “covered entities” at or below the statutorily defined ceiling price. This requirement is described in Section 340B of the Public Health Service Act and codified at 42 USC §256b. The 340B Program’s purpose is to permit covered entities “to stretch scarce Federal resources as far as possible, reaching more eligible patients and providing more comprehensive services.” H.R. Rep. No. 102-384(II), at 12 (1992).

DSHS Central Pharmacy participates in the 340B program to purchase medication for DSHS regional clinics and partner entities serving as the public health entities for Texans.

DSHS 340B Policies and Procedures

PIOS Training Sessions

Session Date/Time Registration Link
May 15, 2024 11:00 AM CST https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3184565440879036502
June 11, 2024 01:00 PM CST https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3971187945227209050
July 10, 2024 10:30 AM CST https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3693328162748699227
Aug 6, 2024 11:00 AM CST https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9190439903511757408
Sep 11, 2024 1:00 PM CDT https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1940573590770755424
Oct 8, 2024 11:00 AM CDT https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/232460286788197983
Nov 13, 2024 1:00 PM CST  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/950120322330622813
Dec 3, 2024 11:00 AM CST https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8648178360878732888

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Facility Registration

After Completing your PIOS training you are eligible to register your Facility by visiting: https://txhhs-covid.my.site.com/PIOSEnrollment/.

**all users on the registration form must have registered and completed a training above before approval of the facility and all users can occur**

ALERT: Submitting a registration request for your facility and users does not automatically guarantee access to the Pharmacy Inventory and Ordering System (PIOS). The facility must already be an approved TIPP partner and/or HIV Prevention contractor with an active 340B STD covered entity registered with an applicable DSHS NOFO/grant number in HRSA OPAIS. If you complete the PIOS registration without these requirements in place, your request will be denied.

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