GPO Prohibition Policy Term Definition

The GPO Prohibition, per 340B statute, prohibits 340B participating disproportionate share hospitals (DSH), children’s hospitals (PED), and free-standing cancer hospitals (CAN) from obtaining covered outpatient drugs through group purchasing organizations (GPOs). Upon enrollment, an entity official signs a form attesting that the hospital will comply with the GPO Prohibition. This applies to the hospital as of the date of listing in 340B OPAIS. Upon recertification of information from 340B OPAIS, the hospital official attests to compliance with the GPO Prohibition.