In our efforts to continually enhance the CPP rebate program, we are thrilled to announce that we will send out rebates twice in 2021! In fact, CPP will now send semi-annual rebates moving forward as we continue to negotiate discounts that lower the price of vaccines by 10% – 25%.
You will be receiving your first rebate check of 2021 in April and it will reflect vaccine purchases between July 1 – December 31, 2020. We hope this will help your practice as you begin to recover from the pandemic.
If you wish to receive electronic rebate payments in the future, please complete the ACH enrollment form included with your rebate check or contact the CPP office.
NCQA, CDC: Start Back-to-School and Catch-Up Vaccinations Now
An approved pediatric indication for a COVID vaccine could mean a 6-8 week black-out period where patients will not be able to receive other vaccines before, during or after the COVID-19 vaccine protocol. This is why the NCQA, the CDC and other industry leaders want back-to-school and catch-up vaccination efforts to begin now.
Data indicate that immunization rates have been declining since the pandemic began over a year ago. The time is now to get patients caught up on routine vaccinations and anticipate vaccines that will be needed before the 2021-2022 school year.
NCQA hosted a webinar to share information about declining immunization rates due to the pandemic, as well as strategies to overcome potential timing challenges that COVID vaccination efforts will present this summer. The National HPV Vaccination Roundtable has also put together a vaccination toolkit to help you get patients back into your office this spring. Additionally, Pfizer will be hosting a webinar entitled “Catching Up on Missed Vaccinations” on April 22 (registration details).
As you are considering patient recall for vaccines, don’t forget that CPP also has a 2nd Dose Grant Program where members can earn an educational grant up to $1,000. Practices will examine 2nd dose completion rates for vaccines that require more than one dose to complete the series, implement an intervention in their office to help improve these rates, and share best practices with other CPP members to earn the grant.
New Hexavalent Combination Vaccine Coming Soon!
Vaxelis is a new hexavalent vaccine that combines DTaP, IPOL, HIB and HepB all into one shot. The vaccine will reduce the number of shots administered to infants and does not require reconstitution. It’s expected to be available in June 2021 through a joint venture between Sanofi Pasteur and Merck. Vaxelis will soon be a part of the CPP Buying Group discount opportunities so keep an eye on your inbox as we communicate more details about this vaccine!
New Vaccine Management Resource!
If you are onboarding a new employee, looking to integrate a new practice into your organization, or simply wanting to document office-specific vaccine management policies and procedures, check out the CPP Vaccine Orientation Guide! This template can be customized to suit your organization, incorporated into your current onboarding process, and ensure standardization across different staff members and practice locations.