(Participation at the affiliate level does not constitute CMHN membership)
Children's Mercy Hospitals Network (CMHN) and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) have partnered together since 2001 to provide physicians access to contracted pricing on pediatric vaccines.
The collective purchasing power of CMHN continues to provide physicians and physician groups upfront discounts on the following GSK vaccines: Boostrix, Cervarix, Energix-B, Fluarix, FluLaval, Havrix, Hiberix, Infanrix, Kinrix, Menhibrix, Pediarix, Rotarix and Twinrix.
What differentiates this contract from others in the marketplace:
- Every new GSK vaccine introduced to the market is automatically added to our contract.
- This contract allows for only one price increase per calendar year.
- Our contract allows for a 1.5% percent administrative fee payable to CMHN to develop educational programs for our Premier network participants and their practices.
We continually evaluate contracting opportunities with other vaccine manufacturers. At this time, we believe it is in your best interest to maintain our partnership with GSK. As we look to the future of childhood immunizations, GSK's portfolio appears to be the most comprehensive, providing the greatest coverage for childhood and adolescent immunizations.
CMHN began offering discounted pricing on the Novartis vaccine portfolio in April 2010. As of March 2013, Child Health Advantage participants receive the best pricing in the nation on the Menveo vaccine receiving 10% off list price when ordering online by using the code CHCA10 when ordering. Members eligible for the Menveo Elite Loyalty Program can receive up to an additional 7% discount. An additional prompt pay discount of 2% is also available. Menveo can be purchased through Novartis Vaccines Direct or by calling Novartis Vaccines Customer Service at 877-683-4732. Child Health Advantage participants may purchase other Novartis vaccines (Fluvirin, Fluvalex, Ixiaro, and RabAvert) through Novartis Direct at competitive prices.
Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) partner
CMHN, in partnership with Provista, provide physician offices access to negotiated pricing, which will provide significant savings. Provista has nearly one thousand contracts, covering tens of thousands of items in the following categories:
- Medical supply and distribution services
- Pharmaceutical and distribution services
- Laboratory and diagnostic supplies
- Equipment and distribution services
- Business services
- IT and HR services
- Capital equipment such as exam tables
- Waiting room furniture
- Office furniture and copiers
- Mobile phone discounts
- Office supplies.
CMHN Insider Newsletter
The network provides all affiliate-level participants with a periodic (one – three per month) email updating everyone on CMHN activities. Updates may include information about new or changing business partners, upcoming educational events and other news throughout the network.
Affiliate-level is available to all pediatricians, family practitioners, internal medicine specialists and OB/GYN's and there is no fee to participate at the Affiliate level.