In This Issue
Vendor & Vaccine Updates
Practice Management Resources
Featured Vendors

Upcoming Events


Time for a Check-Up: Improving the Business Health of Your Practice


November 14, 2013

Café la Cave

Des Plaines, IL 


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Vendor Quick Reference 


Vaccine & Vendor Summary


Vaccine Contracting Guide 


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Welcome New Members!
Healthy Heart Doctors
Berwyn, IL
Lake County Internal Medicine
Gurnee, IL
Midwest Express Clinic
Willowbrook, IL
Grace Medical Center
Lake in the Hills, IL
Guevara Family Physicians
Algonquin, IL
Center for Women's Health
Englewood, CO
Berwyn Public Health District
Berwyn, IL
Kane County Health Department
Aurora, IL
Adult & Pediatric Orthopedics, SC
Lake Villa, IL  
Contact Us

Kathleen McTigue

Executive Director



Priya Stemler

Director of Operations



Paresh Patel

National Sales Manager



Katrina Ilagan

Member Relations Specialist



General Inquiries 


Dear CCPA Purchasing Partner Member,

Welcome to CCPA Purchasing Partners' new electronic newsletter! We are very excited to provide you with another vehicle for sharing the latest news and highlights regarding our organization including a listing of our newest members, vendor updates and information,  upcoming events, and more! Please take a few minutes to review the content in our newsletter and contact us at any time with questions or for more information.  We appreciate your participation in CCPAPP and always welcome your feedback. We look forward to hearing from you soon!



Priya Stemler, Director of Operations

CCPA Purchasing Partners, L.P.

Vendor & Vaccine Updates      
Contract with MedImmune
CCPA Purchasing Partners recently partnered with MedImmune to provide members with a 5% discount on orders of Flumist Quadrivalent. The discount is available at the time of purchase for all orders made during the 2013-2014 season, even after the pre-book period. Members must complete and return MedImmune's GPO Declaration Form in order to participate in this agreement. To learn more and receive answers to questions you may have regarding this new agreement, please review the MedImmune information on our website.

New Vendor Agreements

CCPAPP recently partnered with Illinois Paper & Copier Co. (IPCC) as well as Warehouse Direct to offer our members great savings on their office equipment and supplies! Learn more


Hemoccult ICT Promotion

Beckman Coulter is running a special promotion for CCPAPP members who are new Hemoccult ICT customers. This promotion has been extended through the end of the year!  If you have not previously purchased a Hemoccult ICT Test Device, you will receive 1 box of Collection Cards (singles, 2-day or 3-Day) free with the purchase of 1 box of Hemoccult ICT Test Devices. This promotion enables you to send the test home with your patient and pay for only what is used in the lab!


To learn more about this promotion and/or to view ourHemoccult ICT and McKesson price lists, please view the pricing pageon our website.*


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Practice Management Resources 

Improving Your Practice's Appointment Scheduling


CCPA Purchasing Partners recently interviewed Elizabeth Woodcock, Speaker, Author, and Consultant for Woodcock & Associates, to ask for her advice on helping physician offices improve their process for scheduling patient appointments. Ms. Woodcock offered some great tips regarding practice's appointment schedules. To learn more ways to improve your scheduling and manage missed appointments, be sure to attend Time for a Check-up: Improving the Business Health of Your Practice, a practice management seminar hosted on November 14, 2013 by CCPA Purchasing Partners and the Illinois State Medical Society. Ms. Woodcock will be presenting, "Appointment Scheduling Tips & Tricks" as well as "Best Practices in Successful Billing and Collections: It's Mission Critical in 2013" at the event. Space fills up quickly, so be sure to register today!

CCPAPP: Why is the appointment schedule so important for a medical practice?

EW: The appointment schedule plays a critical role in a medical practice, and yet it always seems to take a back seat to HIPAA, meaningful use, coding - the list could go on and on. The schedule is the main driver of your bottom line; a well-functioning one contributes to a healthy practice, while a poorly designed or inadequately maintained schedule can drive a practice into the ground. Read more*

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Featured Vendors
Staples Advantage Online & Retail Purchase Program 

CCPA Purchasing Partners would like to remind members of our partnership with Staples for discounts on office supplies, promotional products, print services and more. Staples offers a variety of solutions for easily and efficiently purchasing supplies for your practice. Practices may order online by setting up a Staples account that will automatically apply CCPAPP's contracted rates to your orders. Learn more


The average small business overpays for health insurance by 29%, largely due to difficulties in comparison shopping; working with a knowledgeable insurance agent may help alleviate the high costs and complexity associated with selecting health coverage. In addition to Payroll services, ADP offers solutions and guidance for practices in need of employee health insurance. Learn more 
OEC Business Interiors                               
OEC Business Interiors is a full service office interiors resource. They offer a variety of products and services such as office furniture, carpeting & hard surface flooring, reupholstery, wood refinishing, lighting, design services and installation that can work within anyone's budget.
View a complete listing of our vendor partners

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