Supporting better vaccinations with VaxCare
Vaccines can be the foundation of positive patient outcomes, but many clinicians struggle with making their vaccine programs run as smoothly as other parts of the practice. Now, more than ever, this is alarmingly true. For instance, the inventory is expensive, tracking and tracing is time-consuming, and the processes are complicated. Without impeccable management, every step of the process is an avoidable opportunity for leakage (a couple of doses lost here, a billing error there) that can lead to losses of between 8–15% of a practice’s bottom line.
While these issues can tempt many practices to walk away from running a vaccine program, vaccines are a proven and powerful tool for preventive care. According to CDC estimates, among children born in the last 20 years, vaccinations will prevent more than 21 million hospitalizations and 732,000 deaths, and save nearly $295 billion in direct costs and $1.38 trillion in total societal costs.
Now, more than ever, physicians need to manage their vaccine programs efficiently and effectively. Not only do they need to be prepared to support the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines, but they also must help patients as they scramble to catch up on other scheduled vaccinations they might have missed during the pandemic. As documented by Scientific American, during the month and a half after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a pandemic, states’ immunization rates plummeted; in some states, the rates were 60% lower than the same month in 2019. Given this, doctors around the country started to fear that the lack of immunizations could spark new epidemics of vaccine-preventable diseases. With both of those factors at play—the effectiveness of vaccines and the hit vaccinations have taken amid the pandemic—vaccine programs have reached an unprecedented level of necessity.
To help clients ensure their patients can receive the proper vaccinations in a timely manner, Allscripts partners with VaxCare. An automation platform for vaccine management, VaxCare brings efficiency and ease to eliminate the complexities of a manual workflow and reduce the overall cost of vaccines—while providing visibility into every step of the process.
Some of the benefits VaxCare can bring to your practice:
- VaxCare purchases all of your vaccines—It buys up your existing inventory and does all of your vaccine purchasing moving forward
- VaxCare replenishes your vaccine stock automatically—VaxCare’s smart data tools help your vaccine manager keep track of your inventory and automatically replenishes your vaccine supplies when you’re running low, at no cost to you.
- VaxCare ensures you get paid for every qualifying administration—Instead of chasing reimbursements, VaxCare’s advanced eligibility service plugs up all the holes in your program, verifying each patient’s coverage and then billing your claims automatically for every shot you administer. Then, VaxCare pays you directly for each and every qualifying dose, providing a reliable income stream for your practice.
- VaxCare provides complete transparency for your vaccine program—VaxCare takes on the heavy lifting, and it enables flexibility and full visibility into every aspect of your vaccination program. Just log in any time to track a vaccine encounter, from appointment to payment.
Ready to take the stress out of your vaccine program? Join us on Feb. 25 at 1 p.m. ET for the ADP App of the Month webinar. Representatives from VaxCare will walk attendees through the simple-to-use platform, showing how it reduces the time spent on vaccine workflows and gives practices more time to care for their patients.