340B Trends & Hot Topics Module and Recertification Exam
Get current. Get recognized. Get credit.
The Apexus Advanced 340B Operations Certificate Program releases a new update module each year enabling learners to stay current on the latest 340B Program trends and hot topics. A recertification exam is also released each year, based on the content of the new module, so 340B Apexus Certified Experts (ACEs) due to recertify can maintain their 340B expert status.
The 340B Program is complex and dynamic. New regulations, guidelines, and policy releases are published to clarify important information about program compliance and requirements. As a result, innovative best practices emerge and soon become widely accepted standard procedures.
Whether you are already a 340B Apexus Certified Expert (ACE) or still working toward that goal, staying up to date on the 340B Program can be a significant challenge. So, it’s critical – not only for the organization you represent, but also for your own career advancement as a recognized 340B expert – that you keep up with the most current 340B-related hot topics.
New in 2022: Explore 340B Operational Strategies from Various Stakeholder Perspectives
In our newest 340B Trends & Hot Topics module, learn strategies for navigating 340B access and compliance, current state trends and legislative activities, best practices for managing disproportionate share hospital (DSH) percentage changes as a result of the public health emergency, and operational considerations for contract pharmacy management models.
The 340B Trends & Hot Topics module covers information on:
- Emerging manufacturer models used to facilitate 340B product access and unique compliance considerations
- The 340B landscape resulting from current state trends and legislative activities such as administrative dispute resolution (ADR), movement from managed care organizations (MCOs) to fee-for-service (FFS) models, and PROTECT 340B
- Operational considerations for potential entity type conversions due to changes in DSH percentages and the contract pharmacy management model
By taking and passing our new recertification exam, which is based on the content contained in the new 340B Trends & Hot Topics module, 340B ACEs who are due to recertify can maintain their valuable ACE status for another two years. ACEs will be able to purchase the module content, and the recertification exam will be made available within their Apexus Education Portal 60 days prior to their certificate expiration date. The cost of the module is $200.
This is why you need to recertify:
ACE certification is the industry standard, as many covered entities and consulting firms are adding it to their job descriptions for 340B-related positions. Recertifying as an ACE not only benefits the entity you represent, but it also validates your in-depth, up-to-date expertise to your organization’s leadership and ensures that you continue to have access to our 340B Program content. Our program is the only one-stop industry source for invaluable 340B information compiled by experts in the field.
Continuing education credit available.
Learners who complete the new module will receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credit. To obtain CE credit, watch the new module in its entirety and log your CE credits through ProCE. More information about CE credit is available at the end of the 340B Trends & Hot Topics module.
Countdown to recertification.
The recertification exam will remain in your learning catalog for 60 days and you must pass the exam before the 60 days are up. We’ll send you reminder emails. ACEs whose certificate expires less than 60 days following the release of the module and exam will have 60 days after receiving the first notification email.
Four easy steps to recertify.
It’s an easy four-step process to maintain your ACE certification:
- Select the new 340B Trends & Hot Topics module and recertification exam in your catalog.
- Make your $200 payment.
- View the module.
- Take the recertification exam. Exam will be added to your catalog 60 days before you are due to recertify.
Don’t let your ACE certification expire!
If you fail to take the recertification exam within the 60-day time frame and let your ACE certification expire, you will lose your ACE designation as well as access to the 340B Operations Certificate curriculum. You will then need to re-enroll in the Advanced 340B Operations Certificate Program – and pay the full cost of the course – to regain access to the program.
The Advanced 340B Operations Certificate Program is a separate Apexus offering that is not a part of the 340B Prime Vendor Program or otherwise associated with the Prime Vendor Agreement between HRSA and Apexus.
The program is provided solely for education and/or instructional purposes, and the learner assumes exclusive responsibility for using and applying the information presented therein. Successful completion of the program does not confer a professional license or other equivalent designation or qualification on the learner.
Passing score thresholds are subject to change.