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Every week a featured guest will help to explore a different part of the dynamic beer world. This will allow you to examine the beer world through different lenses. Whether you are new to beer, or a seasoned professional, we will have something for you!
 
340B Insight provides members and supporters of 340B Health with timely updates and discussions about the 340B drug pricing program. The podcast helps listeners stay current with and learn more about 340B to help them serve their patients and communities and remain compliant. We publish new episodes twice a month, with news reports and in-depth interviews with leading health care practitioners, policy and legal experts, public policymakers, and our expert staff.
 
JC Scott, President & CEO of the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association, discusses the latest trends, public policy developments, and political challenges impacting drug pricing and healthcare. You'll hear the nation's top thought leaders, policy experts, and political analysts on topics like how employers, unions, and others use Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) to drive value for their members in the face of growing healthcare costs. You'll also learn about advancements in gene therapy, ...
 
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‘Twas the day before the Maryland Craft Beer Festival, and all throughout the DMV, DC Beerists were getting restless, waiting to travel for beer and Maryland’s finest yeast. Brandy ventures outside the DC border to get a sneak peek taste of Maryland’s delicious beer, and talks with Earl Holman from Crooked Crab. Crooked Crab beer has been booming i…
 
This week, we are joined by Coletta Barrett, vice president of mission at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. Our Lady of the Lake (OLOL) is using its 340B savings to pursue health equity initiatives. Coletta shares best practices and provides inspiration for how 340B professionals can work toward eliminating health disparities in their h…
 
Carly and Brian Ogden met on a blind date that started going south quick. Until beer saved the day. And along came beloved Attaboy Brewing. Brandy sits down with Carly and Brian, founders of Attaboy Brewing in Frederick, MD. Carly and Brian recount that fateful night of their first date and share how they made it from the Bay Area to Maryland, and …
 
Every day, PBMs are working to prevent potentially hazardous drug interactions, alerting their providers to potential problems, and monitoring patients’ adherence to drug regimens so that they can avoid hospital stays and live healthier lives. On this episode, JC Scott talks with Dr. William Fleming, Segment President, Pharmacy Solutions & Chief Co…
 
This week, we are joined by Laurie Chiumento, director of federal relations and healthcare policy at UR Medicine, the health system for the University of Rochester in New York. Laurie is an expert on how health systems and hospitals can advocate and promote their legislative priorities to members of Congress. She shares advice to hospitals that are…
 
Countless new ready-to-drink beverages, seltzers, and other canned beverages are flooding the market. One of the newest, and currently only available in Western New York, is Norwhey. This is made from fermented yogurt whey, that would otherwise be waste. Co-founder, and Cornell University Professor, Sam Alcaine joins the show to talk about Norwhey …
 
There are towns where everything feels right. Sperryville is the little town tucked in the Shenandoah mountains where you run to when you need to escape the city. Yet a trip to Sperryville is only made whole when you taste the goodness of the native beer, natural cider and wine of Pen Druid Fermentation. Mike sits down with Jennings Carney, co-owne…
 
This week, we are joined by Steven Miller, vice president of pharmacy services at 340B Health. April 1 was the third anniversary of the federal 340B ceiling price website’s launch. Steve discusses how this database has become an invaluable tool for 340B drug pricing transparency. Before the interview, our news update shares how HRSA escalated enfor…
 
Winter is ceasing its ugly gloom, and behold! Spring is upon us! Commence the release of cherry blossom beers, baseball beers, and best of all, beer festivals. Beer events in the DMV have been on hiatus since the pandemic started, making the upcoming festivals all the more special. In this episode, Jake talks about the upcoming Maryland craft beer …
 
This week, we are joined for the latest in our regular check-ins with 340B Health President and CEO Maureen Testoni. Maureen analyzes the top issues in 340B that occurred in the early months of 2022. These include updates on the 340B community pharmacy dispute and a new law that protects 340B eligibility for hospitals serving on the front lines of …
 
This episode highlights the important role that PBMs play in lowering prescription drug costs amid the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) recent interest in conducting a PBM study. The episode features Ross Margulies, a Partner with the law firm Foley Hoag. Mr. Margulies outlines the role that PBMs play in Medicare, and how PBM tools and technology a…
 
Alfred Rotimi was studying all things psychology, biochemistry, and neuroscience when he decided to start a brewing business with his family. Right after they launched, the COVID-19 pandemic began, and Alfred quickly had to pivot his business. To hear this story, Jake sits down with Alfred, founder and president of Joyhound Beer Company in Baltimor…
 
This week, we are joined by Paul Mollo, national director of medication outcomes disparity at Ascension. Paul discusses what skills and professional backgrounds hospitals consider when building a team to operate their 340B programs and ensure compliance. He also shares overall 340B staffing trends. Before the interview, our news update covers the a…
 
Last weekend, the city of Auburn, NY hosted the first annual Brave Brews Fest. This was a three-day event to celebrate women in craft beverages organized by this week's guest, Dawn Schulz, co-founder of Prison City Brewing. We dive into the event, why it was important, how industry events like this help move women forward in beer, and how women can…
 
We hear a lot of claims in the beer world, but Bryan Roth is here to set things straight, especially when it comes to the hard seltzer vs beer debate. Jake sits down with Bryan, director of North American Guild of Beer Writers and writer for Good Beer Hunting. Jake and Bryan discuss the upcoming domestic challengers to Guinness as St. Patty’s Day a…
 
This week, we are joined by Emily Cook, partner at McDermott Will & Emery LLP. At the 340B Coalition Winter Conference, Emily spoke on a new panel about the importance of 340B professionals understanding compliance issues related to 340B that are not covered by the 340B statute. We hear from her about that session, including the process for prepari…
 
The roots of beer run deep, going back to before America’s beginning. Unfortunately, some of these roots have damaged our beer culture. But, people are tearing down the bad and rebuilding for good. To discuss this, Mike talks with Jamaal Lemon, award winning writer for Good Beer Hunting, good friend of DC Beer, and long-time pourer of beers in the …
 
This week, we are joined by Lauren Aronson, executive director for the Campaign for Sustainable Drug Pricing (CSRxP). CSRxP is a coalition of health care leaders, including providers, hospitals, patients, and health plans, that monitors drug pricing developments and promotes bipartisan solutions to lower U.S. drug prices. Lauren discusses recent al…
 
How many times have you gone into a brewery and instantly liked it? Or enjoyed an afternoon in a taproom so much you forget the exact beers you tried (overindulging aside), you just know you had a great time? Any service-based establishment is striving to create a crafted experience for their guests. Frank Kuhns, co-owner of Settle Down Easy Brewin…
 
This week, we are joined by Leslie Pires, director of specialty pharmacy and 340B for Care New England Health System in Rhode Island. Leslie successfully helped start Care New England’s first specialty pharmacy. She shares what 340B hospitals need to know about opening a specialty pharmacy, how to gain accreditation, and how to remain compliant wit…
 
Pharmacy DIR (direct and indirect remuneration) is a value-based tool that’s getting a lot of buzz on Capitol Hill and at CMS. To better understand Pharmacy DIR and how it affects Medicare beneficiaries, JC Scott talks with Dr. William Fleming, Segment President of Pharmacy Solutions and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer for Humana, Inc. Dr. Fleming …
 
Even in the midst of the pandemic, we have things to celebrate. Today, we raise a glass to the recently founded, first Black-Woman owned brewing brand in DC. Mike sits down with Eamoni, aka the Vibe Queen, and now CEO and co-founder of Urban Garden Brewing. Eamoni's story has captivated the DC beer scene. In this episode, Eamoni shares what it was …
 
This week, we are joined by Dr. Ellen Eaton, an assistant professor and infectious disease specialist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Eaton works at UAB Medicine’s 1917 Clinic, a Ryan White HIV/AIDS clinic that relies on 340B savings to treat its patients. She discusses how the health system’s clinic has partnered with local communi…
 
Everyone should feel welcome in the craft beer scene. But does everyone feel they have a seat at the table? A movement is making sure they do. Brandy sits down with Charles Rominiyi, co-founder of the Black Brew Movement. The Black Brew Movement works to connect Black American culture with craft beer culture. Charles shares the story of how he, his…
 
This week, we are joined again by 340B Health President and CEO Maureen Testoni. Maureen discusses and analyzes major developments for the 340B program that occurred this fall. These include updates on the community pharmacy dispute, legislation on drug pricing, and the U.S. Supreme Court hearing arguments on Medicare pay cuts to 340B hospitals. Co…
 
It’s time for merry shenanigans in the DC area, and that means an overflow of holiday events and the festive beers that come with them. Brandy sits down with friends from Red Bear Brewing, co-owner Bryan Van Den Oever and resident drag queen Desiree Dik. Bryan and Desiree spread holiday cheer as they announce Red Bear’s upcoming seasonal beers and …
 
November is American Diabetes Month. To explore how 340B supports care for patients living with diabetes, we speak with Salem Health’s Riley Protz, pharmacy inventory and 340B program manager, and AJ Sowles, manager of ambulatory care clinical pharmacy services. Riley and AJ discuss Salem Health’s use of 340B savings to create a medication manageme…
 
This week, we dive into some of the most creative and passionate beers you’ll find in DC一Soul Mega. Mike sits down with Elliott Johnson, CEO and co-founder of Soul Mega. Soul Mega operates as a contract brewery. Elliott explains the challenges they’ve faced operating as a contract brewer during the COVID-19 pandemic, reveals if they’ll eventually o…
 
All breweries have stories to tell, but how they tell them has developed drastically over the years. Jim McCune, co-founder of the Craft Beer Marketing Awards joins the show to talk about how beer marketing is constantly reinventing and pushing new boundaries. Beer can art alone is a prime example of that. He also shares insights into often overloo…
 
JC Scott talks with Julie Goon, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs for Anthem, Inc., and Tim Dube, PCMA’s Vice President of Regulatory Affairs. Together, they discuss good versus bad transparency, how transparency has evolved in healthcare, how it can empower the consumer to have more control over the prices they pay through evolved technology…
 
Nov. 4, 2021, is the 29th anniversary of the 340B drug pricing program. To celebrate how 340B has benefited patients, we are joined by Jennifer Gallagher, lead pharmacy technician at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, Colo. Jennifer is not only a provider, she also is a patient whose health care journey has repeatedly intersected with the 340B prog…
 
Brandy sits down with Lily Schulz, new lead brewer at the Right Proper Brewing Shaw Location. Lily shares her story of how she left an office job to work at a brewery. Then, she tells us what it’s been like switching brewing locations, moving to a more manual form of brewing, which beer is her favorite to brew, and what happens to her sense of smel…
 
This week, we are joined again by Scott Milner, senior director of pharmacy, business development, purchasing, 340B, and infusion services at St. Luke’s Health System in Idaho. We had spoken with Scott in January about the initial distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, and we reconnected with him to hear about how St. Luke’s has responded to a recent s…
 
The Brewers Association (BA) faced the #metoo movement in craft beer head-on during September's Craft Brewers Conference. Many of the seminars, training sessions, and speakers focused on the evolution that needs to happen in craft beer. One of those voices, a very strong one, was Virginia Morrison, Esq. She is the co-founder, chief executive office…
 
For this episode, you’ll want to find the nearest fireplace, grab a beer, and get cozy. We have two interviews that both focus around beer history and the stories you may have never heard. First, Mike talks with Brian Alberts, a Seattle-based beer historian and writer. Brian tells us about some unique moments in beer’s history, including the rare r…
 
This week, we are joined by Amanda Nagrotsky, 340B Health’s legal counsel. Child sites are a key component of how hospitals reach more patients and provide more health care services. Amanda discusses what hospitals need to know about registering child sites, including eligibility requirements, registration timelines, required documents, and what re…
 
This is a mighty special episode of The DC Beer Show! First, Jake speaks with Greg Engert about the return of SNALLYGASTER, DC's top annual beer festival. This year's lineup includes 450 highly sought-after brews on draft from over 200 of the finest American and international breweries, along with local food trucks and two stages of live music. Jak…
 
This week, we are joined by Maureen Testoni, 340B Health’s president and CEO. The Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) made a major announcement recently regarding drug companies that are denying 340B discounts on drugs dispensed at community pharmacies. Maureen analyzes the news and discusses what comes next on this issue. She also ca…
 
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