Fall 2015 Issue 

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Welcome New Members!
Advanced Pediatric Care, LTD. 
Bolingbrook, IL
Mohs Surgery & Dermatology Center
Elgin, IL
Genesis Medical Associates, Inc.  Pittsburgh, PA
Dr. Michael S. Hall  Libertyville, IL
Interra Health 
Brookfield, WI
CPG Elgin Multipractice  Elgin, IL
Dr. Manohar Bhandarkar Des Plaines, IL
John Rinker, DO 
Pontiac, IL
The Teggatz Clinic (PHO) 
Cedar Rapids, IA
Foot and Ankle Specialists of Illinois  Algonquin, IL
Oak Street Health  Chicago, IL
Campbell Health Solutions, S.C. 
Tinley Park, IL
Indira D. Nair, M.D. S.C. Niles, IL
Kohn Group, Ltd. McHenry, IL
Jin S. Cha, MD 
Munster, IN
Dear CCPA Purchasing Partners (CCPAPP) Members,

We have exciting news and updates to share with you in this edition of our e-newsletter:
  • CCPAPP is thrilled to welcome a current staff member, Armetris Forman, to her new role as Member Relations Specialist! Please learn more below about how Armetris can assist your practice.
  • Sanofi Pasteur is currently offering a customer promotion through December 16, 2015. More information is provided below.
  • CCPAPP reminds members of Pfizer's Trumenba discount promotion which runs through January 13, 2016 as well as vaccine price updates with Merck that will go into effect on December 21, 2015. Please see below for more details.
  • CCPAPP recently hosted its Time for a Checkup practice management seminar on November 19, 2015. Read more about the event and how to access the presentation and handout materials. Please also read about CCPAPP's HR Learning Modules that are available on-demand to all members.
  • Thank you to all members who utilize our vendors and help contribute to the success of our organization. Please be aware of the great savings and offerings through Illinois Paper & Copier Co., Howard Ecker + Co., McKesson, and Zoll, just four of CCPAPP's vendor partners that are featured below. Read more about these vendors and review CCPAPP's full listing of vendor partners on the Vendor Partner Listing page of our website.
We hope you continue to enjoy the many savings and benefits offered by our program. Please contact a member of our staff at any time with questions, comments or feedback regarding our organization. 
CCPA Purchasing Partners, L.P. 
News & Updates
Staff Update 
Please join our staff in welcoming Armetris Forman to her new role as Member Relations Specialist. Armetris began working with CCPAPP's team in January 2015 as the Sr. Administrative Assistant. She has played an integral role in managing membership enrollment as well as assisting members with their participation in CCPAPP's vaccine and vendor agreements. Read More  

Sanofi Pasteur End of Year Promotion
Effective November 30, 2015 through December 16, 2015, Sanofi Pasteur is offering a customer promotion above and beyond the 1% online savings, 2% prompt-pay discount, and applicable contract savings that are regularly offered. Through this promotion, members will receive a 3% discount on the following products for orders placed between November 30, 2015 and December 16, 2015:
  • Menactra®, Meningococcal (Groups A,C,Y and W-135) Polysaccharide Diphtheria Toxoid Conjugate Vaccine
  • Adacel®, Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed (both presentations)
For more information, please contact your Sanofi Pasteur Representative or call 1.800.VACCINE. (1.800.822.2463).  
Trumenba® Discount for Direct Purchases with Pfizer
As a reminder, Pfizer is currently offering a 14% total discount on Trumenba orders placed directly with Pfizer through January 13, 2016. Please view the recent communication sent by CCPAPP which includes information regarding enrollment in the Pfizer-CCPAPP agreement. Additionally, in October 2015, the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) published the June 24, 2015 Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendation stating that the serogroup B meningococcal (MenB) vaccination series may be administered to individuals between the ages of 16 through 23. Read More.  

Price Updates to Merck Vaccines 
As recently communicated to members, Merck has revised its pricing of select vaccines to reflect increases ranging from approximately 4%-9% depending on the product and presentation. There is currently a 60-day price discount available for CCPAPP members through December 20, 2015 to purchase these products at the old (pre-increase) price.
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sent by CCPAPP.

New Partnership with Howard Ecker + Company
CCPAPP recently partnered with Howard Ecker + Company (HE+CO), a commercial tenant representation company and brokerage firm based in Chicago. HE+C represents the commercial real estate interests of tenants throughout the United States including medical practices. In operation since 1975, HE+CO helps clients to locate, negotiate, and evaluate all possibilities in their search for office space. View the recent communication sent by CCPAPP for more information about HE+C including the services they offer.

New Contact at Illinois Paper & Copier Co.
CCPAPP is excited to begin working with Theresa Adams, Major Account Representative, at IL Paper & Copier Co. Theresa has taken over all CCPAPP membership accounts for Donna Keating, CCPAPP's former contact who recently left the organization.Theresa has been with IL Paper & Copier Co. for over 23 years and has a strong background in copiers, printers, and multi-functional devices for offices of all sizes. Read More.  
Practice Management Resources 
Time for a Checkup Event Materials and Survey  
On November 19, 2015 CCPAPP hosted its 8th annual practice management conference for physicians and practice managers. CCPAPP welcomed a great turn-out of attendees and received strong, positive feedback regarding the speakers and event. If you were unable to attend, and/or you attended but would like to view the online version of the documents provided in the participant booklet, please be sure to visit our event page. Read More.

Best HR Practices for Your Practice Learning Modules
Last year CCPAPP launched its HR learning module series for members, covering a range of topics including necessary policies for an employee handbook, maintaining personnel files, using background checks, and best interviewing practices.

We have received great feedback from members, and we encourage anyone who has not yet participated to sign on today. The cost is free and the modules are available on-demand. We have just launched two new modules: Understanding Your Obligations Under the ADA and Importance of Document Retention and Preservation Policies.

We hope you are able to take advantage of this valuable resource! View Human Resources Learning Modules (login information required).
Featured Vendors
Helpful Technology Tools & Resources Offered by McKesson McKesson Logo
CCPAPP would like to remind members of the various tools and resources offered by McKesson to assist practices with
ordering, reporting, managing inventory, analyzing spend, and performing many other tasks associated with the management of medical supplies.

Place Orders on the Go
With Mobile Manager, members can place orders anywhere with a smart phone or tablet. Members can also access purchasing lists and enforce approval rules. Read more. 
 Zoll's AED Plus® Defibrillators
CCPAPP would like to remind members of savings on Zoll's AED Plus® defibrillators. Zoll is currently running a promotion through December 31, 2015 for a free set of pediatric pads and wall sign ($100 value) with the purchase of a Zoll AED Plus® defibrillator through McKesson. Among its various benefits, Zoll's AED Plus® is the only defibrillators that meet the American Heart Association Guidelines by offering Real CPR Help® technology. Read more and view a demo of the AED Plus.


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