Despite recent attempts to limit the effectiveness of the 340B program, it remains a valuable asset in the effort to serve under- and uninsured patients. A majority of health systems rely on this program to stretch the scarce resources available for this vulnerable patient population. Program participation experienced a slight dip this year; nonetheless, expansion is projected to continue over the next 3 years as more mid- and large-sized facilities plan to join the 340B program for the first time.
in the 340B program, this year saw a levelling off, with 58% of all hospitals enrolled in the program.
in the 340B program, with strongest involvement occurring in the smallest and largest facilities.
—have the highest 340B participation rates.
is not a deterrent to program participation; rather, most facilities that have not enrolled do not believe they qualify for the program.