Summer 2016 Issue 

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November 17, 2016, 
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Dear CCPA Purchasing Partners (CCPAPP) Members,

We hope you are having a wonderful summer! Our organization has many updates as well as reminders to share with you in this edition of our e-newsletter. Click on the links below or scroll to each section to learn more: 

News & Updates 
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
CCPA Purchasing Partners Restructuring Update Restructure
CCPAPP is very close to achieving the number of votes required to pursue the restructuring of our organization from a Limited Partnership (LP) to a Limited Liability Company (LLC). We thank all of the practices that have returned their ballots.
For practices that have not yet voted, please do so at your earliest opportunity. If you have questions regarding this exciting initiative, please read the restructuring communication sent by CCPAPP. Thank you for your support!

Reminder for Vaccine Contracting & Compliance FormsVCCF
Please be reminded that all members must complete and submit CCPAPP's 2016 Vaccine Contracting & Compliance Form . The new form includes all of CCPAPP's vaccine vendors 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 CCPAPP's Vaccine Contracting Guide found on the  Vaccine Forms page of our website.
Merck Vaccines Indirect Purchasing OptionIndirect
As recently communicated, Merck is now offering the option of indirect vaccine purchasing through any of its Prime Distributors, including McKesson. When purchasing Merck vaccines through a Merck Vaccine Prime Distributor, members will receive CCPAPP's contracted pricing. Although there are no penalties and no additional steps necessary to receive CCPAPP's contracted pricing when ordering Merck vaccines through a Merck Vaccine Prime Distributor; please be sure to confirm pricing with your distributor prior to placing an order. Please review CCPAPP's recent communication for more information as well as answers to questions you may have regarding this new purchasing option. 

Sanofi Pasteur Price UpdatesSanofi
Please be reminded that Sanofi Pasteur has reduced the contract pricing for Adacel® 10-dose and 5-dose package sizes. The new pricing reflects an approximate 5% decrease. Additionally, Sanofi Pasteur recently increased the pricing of its IMOGRAM® Rabies-HT, TENIVAC®, and Tubersol® vaccine products to reflect an approximate 9% increase. Review CCPAPP's recent communication for further details. 

Pfizer Update Including News, TV Ad, and ResourcesPfizer
As a result of the recent meningitis outbreak at Rutgers University, the New Jersey Department of Health and Rutgers University have made a Meningococcal serogroup B vaccine recommendation with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The recommendation advises that certain populations receive the vaccine series. Read more.  
In an effort to prevent future outbreaks, Pfizer recently launched a 60-second, branded television ad in Chicago which will run through mid-September 2016. The ad is intended to help parents of adolescents understand the importance of talking to their children's doctor about vaccination against meningitis B. The ad also discusses Pfizer's vaccine option of Trumenba. Please be sure to view Pfizer's TV Ad if you have not done so already. In addition to the branded TV ad, Pfizer offers resources for healthcare providers and patients to help educate them about meningitis B and Trumenba. Read more. 

Savings  on Restaurants, Retailers, Travel and More through Premier, Inc.MKSavings
In addition to savings on medical supplies through McKesson and cell phone plans through Sprint, AT&T and Verizon Wireless, Premier Inc. is able to offer members access to Premier, Inc. Perks at Work and Corporate Shopping. Both programs provide discounts on an array of products and services for business and for activities outside of work.  Read more.
New Contact at MedixMedix
CCPAPP is excited to begin working with Cole Andersen, Account Manager for Healthcare at Medix. Cole has taken over all CCPAPP membership accounts for Maggie Kilrea, CCPAPP's former contact.  Read more.    
Practice Management Resources 
Save the Date - Time for a Check-up Practice Management SeminarSavethedate
Please save the date for CCPAPP's annual conference:

Time for a Check-up:  
Improving the Business Health of Your Practice 
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Cafe La Cave
2777 Manheim Road

Des Plaines, IL 60018

Click here to view event, speaker, and registration information

Best HR Practices for Your Practice - New Learning Modules Launched!HR
Please be reminded that CCPAPP offers on-demand HR learning modules at no cost to members. We recently released two new modules: Benefits of a New Hire Orientation Program and Proper Discipline and Termination of Employees

We hope you are able to take advantage of this valuable resource. View all Human Resources Learning Modules (login information required).
Featured Vendors
Five Office-Space Insights from Howard Ecker that will Change your CompanyHEC
Howard Ecker + Company (HE+Co) formed over 40 years ago to solely represent the needs of tenants in commercial real estate. They are a reputable firm that works diligently for our members to align office location thinking and practices with long-term fiscal business. View the recent article by Howard Ecker in Forefront Magazine  to learn how changing your view on office space can change your company for the better . Please also read more about HE+Co including a personal recommendation by CCPA President Dr. Dov Shapiro.
Welch Allyn Spot Vision Screener through McKessonWA McKesson Logo
Welch Allyn has introduced the Spot Vision Screener as a featured product available to all members participating in the McKesson agreement. The Spot Vision Screener is a handheld, portable device designed to help users quickly and accurately detect vision issues in children as young as six months as well as adults. Please review the Spot Vision Screener Brochure to learn more about this product. You may also read more about the Spot Vision Screener on our website which includes the AAP recommendation on early vision screening and the use of instrument-based screening in the office.

McKesson Patient Care Solutions, Inc. MPCSnull
McKesson Patient Care Solutions (MPCS), a national supplier, provides a new way for members to support their patients across the continuum of care by ordering medically necessary supplies on their behalf. MPCS ships direct to patients so they are able to receive the supplies they need at home and bills their insurance company on their behalf. Please visit  and read more about this exciting new program.
Meet Your Office Needs with StaplesStaples
CCPAPP would like to remind members that there are various products and services provided by Staples to meet all of your office needs. Additionally, a new feature in StaplesAdvantage allows you to download printed materials and pick them up the same day at a Staples Retail Store. Read more.    

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