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
- 2023.004 340B Patient Eligibility
- 2023.005 Covered Entity Eligibility and Central Distribution Model Participation
- 2023.006 Prevention of Diversion of 340B Medication
- 2023.008 Covered Entity Ordering and Inventory Tracking
- 2023.009 340B Material Breach Policy
- 2023.010 340B Database Registration, Recertification, and Review
- 2023.011 Penicillin G Benzathine Treatment
- 2023.013 340B Authorizing Official Back-up
PIOS Training Sessions
|Session Date/Time||Registration Link|
|Dec 13, 2023 10:00 AM CST||https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7568858158092025950|
|January 9, 2024 10:30 AM CST||https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6754737970383805278|
|February 7, 2024 01:30 PM CST||https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8664016822272682329|
|March 6, 2024 10:30 AM CST||https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6088672517974863709|
|April 16, 2024 01:00 PM CST||https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5178942094711171670|
|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|
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.