Winter/Spring 2016 Issue 

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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 excited to welcome a new staff member, Anika Walker, to her new role as Sr. Administrative Assistant! Please learn more below about how Anika can assist your practice.
  • If you are a Limited Partner practice and have not yet returned your Limited Partner Member Voting Ballot to CCPAPP in support of the restructuring of our organization, please be sure to do so! Read more about this exciting initiative below.
  • CCPAPP members have access to a discount on all FluMist Quadrivalent purchases made during the 2016-2017 season. Please read more below and be sure to prebook doses by April 15, 2016!
  • CCPAPP's discount with Pfizer for Trumenba (Serogroup B Meningococcal vaccine) has increased from the previous discount offered in 2015. Practices participating in the agreement must adhere to certain requirements. Please see below for details. 
  • All practices participating in CCPAPP's vaccine contracting program must complete and return CCPAPP's updated Vaccine Contracting & Compliance Form in order to confirm or decline participation. Please see below for more information and to access the form.
  • In adherence to the Physician Payment Sunshine Act, CCPAPP has submitted its required 2015 report to CMS. Please see below for details regarding the physician review period which ends June 30, 2016.
  • Merck has increased the pricing of its Zostavax vaccine. Members currently have 90 days to purchase the product at the pre-increase price. See below for details.
  • Thank you to all members who utilize our business partners and help contribute to the success of our organization. Please be aware of the great savings and offerings through McKesson, Premier, Merck, and Medix, just four of CCPAPP's 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 Anika Walker to our team as our new Sr. Administrative Assistant! Anika joins us from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital, where she served as an administrative assistant and second opinion coordinator for the Gastroenterology department.   Read More   

CCPA Purchasing Partners Restructuring Update
As previously communicated, CCPAPP is proposing to restructure our organization from a Limited Partnership (LP) to a Limited Liability Company (LLC).
We thank all practices that have completed and returned their Limited Partner Member Voting Ballot in favor of restructuring. Your vote matters and is appreciated.

For practices that have not yet returned their ballot, we ask that you please do so at your earliest opportunity. Although CCPAPP has received a significant number of votes to date which are in favor of the restructuring, we are still working towards the required super-majority of votes in order to proceed with this exciting initiative. Please view the recent communication sent by CCPAPP for more information.
Thank you in advance for your support!  
Trumenba® Discount for Direct Purchases with Pfizer
CCPAPP's agreement with Pfizer now offers all participating members a 14% discount on Trumenba ( Serogroup B Meningococcal vaccine). This discount is in addition to the 2% prompt-pay discount that Pfizer currently offers to its customers. Pricing for Trumenba can be found on the Pricing Page of CCPAPP's website. In order for CCPAPP to maintain the increased discount, practices participating in the agreement must agree to CCPAPP's compliance requirements as well as to Pfizer's direct ordering requirements. Read More

For providers interested in learning more about Pfizer's Trumenba vaccine, please review Pfizer's Trumenba Question & Answer Guide as well as Pfizer's Trumenba Informational Brochure. Please also visit or view the Trumenba Mobile App Flyer for information about a valuable tool for patients that will assist them in learning about Trumenba and keeping track of their vaccine schedule.  
MedImmune FluMist Prebook Deadline - April 15, 2016 
CCPAPP has renewed our partnership with MedImmune to provide members with access to a discount on all FluMist Quadrivalent purchases made during the 2016-2017 season. Please be reminded that the prebook period for FluMist ends this Friday, April 15, 2016! If your practice is a Limited Partner member, your FluMist purchases are eligible to be included in the calculation of your practice's annual administrative award distribution from CCPAPP. View the recent communication sent by CCPAPP to learn more about the benefits of this partnership. 
Reminder to Return CCPAPP's  Vaccine Contracting & Compliance Form 
Please be reminded that CCPAPP is currently asking all members to complete and submit a new Vaccine Contracting & Compliance Form in order to continue or change contracting preferences . The new form includes all of CCPAPP's vaccine vendors (Merck, Sanofi Pasteur, Pfizer and MedImmune) and must be completed to confirm or decline participation in any of the vaccine agreements. Practices that do not return the updated form may be removed from CCPAPP's vaccine contracting program. To learn more about CCPAPP's vaccine contracting program, please view our Vaccine Contracting Guide found on the  Vaccine Forms page of our website. 

Physician Review Period for Sunshine Act Reporting
The Physician Payment Sunshine Act requires group purchasing organizations to annually report information about ownership interests held by physicians to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). CCPAPP has filed its 2015 report of Limited Partner members which includes the amount invested in CCPAPP by each partner and the value of the partnership interests. CMS will publish this information on its searchable federal website beginning June 30, 2016. Physicians currently have 45 days to review the information. View the recent communication sent by CCPAPP for more information including how to register on the CMS Portal and the Open Payments system.

Price Update to Merck's ZOSTAVAX® Vaccine
Effective April 6, 2016, Merck revised its pricing of ZOSTAVAX ® (Zoster Vaccine Live) to reflect an approximate 5% increase. There is currently a 90-day price discount available through July 5, 2016 to purchase this product at the old (pre-increase) price.  View the recent communication sent by CCPAPP for more information.
Practice Management Resources 
Best HR Practices for Your Practice Learning Modules   
Please be reminded that CCPAPP offers on-demand HR learning modules at no cost to members. Topics include the following:
  • Necessary Policies for an Employee Handbook
  • Maintaining Personnel Files
  • Using Background Checks During the Hiring Process
  • Best Interviewing Practices
  • Importance of Documentation Retention and Preservation Policies
  • Understanding Your Obligations Under the ADA
We have received great feedback from members, and we encourage anyone who has not yet participated to sign on today. We will be launching our next module in May: Benefits of a New Hire Orientation Program. Please be sure to access our site next month to participate .

We hope you are able to take advantage of this valuable resource! View Human Resources Learning Modules (login information required).
Featured Vendors
Pricing Discount and Special Promotion with BD Veritor through McKesson  McKesson Logo
CCPAPP is pleased to inform members of new savings with BD Veritor through McKesson. BD Veritor is the market leader in Reader Resulted Rapid Testing in the U.S. The BD Veritor System revolutionizes test performance at the point of care through its simplicity, accuracy, and efficiency.

To launch our new savings partnership, BD Veritor is offering all CCPAPP members a free startup reader. Read More
Discount on Sprint Cell Phone Plans through Premier
CCPAPP is excited about an update to our cellular discount program through Premier, Inc. Sprint has been added as a partner and is offering members a discount on most rate plans and accessories. Read More 


Merck Adult Vaccine Information 

CCPAPP would like to remind members of the various immunization resources offered by Merck, including those which provide helpful information for adult patients on Zostavax (Zoster Vaccine Live) and Pneumovax 23 (Pnuemococcal Vaccine Polyvalent).  Read More
Savings through Medix
CCPAPP and Medix would like to remind members that a great way to minimize turnover and reduce labor costs is by hiring a staffing firm. Regardless of whether your practice is looking for office temps, direct hires, or a specific position that may be difficult to fill, Medix would like to assist. Read More


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