Universal Vaccine Purchase Program Funding

Are state general funds needed to operate a universal vaccine purchase program?

No. Operating costs are built into the assessments. General operating costs generally decrease after the initial implementation phase. Further, most states include a modest reimbursement factor (typically in the 3-5% range) to reimbursement certain state costs associated with universal vaccine programs.

How can a universal vaccine purchase program save my state money?

Providers: Provider offices no longer need to order private vaccine and potentially face being reimbursed less than the actual cost of the vaccine. The assessments for vaccines are paid by the health insurer, so the provider no longer needs to finance vaccine inventory. Payers: The cost of vaccines procured by the state’s department of health

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