HHS Uses Multiple Mechanisms to Ensure 340B Compliance

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently published a report examining how the Department of Health and Human Services uses audits and other efforts to assess the compliance of covered entities with the 340B law related to eligibility, among other things. HHS audits have found more than 1,500 instances of noncompliance since FY 2012. Also, HHS officials told GAO that it is hard to correct noncompliance in certain areas, such as patient eligibility, because the law doesn’t address those areas in detail.