Fall 2014 Issue 

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News & Updates
Practice Management Resources
Featured Vendors

Upcoming Events


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

November 13, 2014

Café La Cave

Des Plaines, IL


Exhibiting Events


2014 Managed Healthcare Providers Symposium

November 20, 2014 
Dury Lane Theater and Conference Center 
Oak Brook Terrace, IL
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Robin M. Wind, MD
Winnetka, IL
All Women's Medical Center
Chicago, IL
Urgent Care Physicians, LTD
Appleton, WI
Tellez Medical Center
Chicago, IL
Lincoln Pediatrics
Michigan City, IN
Brickyard Pediatrics,
Hobart, IN
Xpress Wellness Urgent Care
Elk City, OK
Mark Nachamie, MD
New York, NY
Endocrine and Diabetes
Peoria, IL
Cressa Perish, MD SC
Matteson, IL
Lake Forest Internal Medicine
Libertyville, IL
Dr. Albert Fisher, MD
Oshkosh, WI
Salcedo Medical Center
Chicago, IL
Asian Village Medical Center
Chicago, IL 
Dear CCPA Purchasing Partners Members,

We have exciting news and updates to share with you in this edition of our quarterly newsletter!

As CCPAPP and the Illinois State Medical Society prepare for our annual Time for a Checkup practice management seminar on November 13, 2014  we are also pleased to announce the launch of our new human resources learning modules: Best HR Practices for Your Practice! Please read more about this exciting new member benefit as well as our practice management event below.

As you may know, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed the first U.S. case of Ebola in September 2014, and developments associated with the virus continue to unfold. Through McKesson, members may access resources and purchase supplies
that will help to safely and effectively care for your patients while protecting yourself and your staff. Please read the article below for more information.

Lastly, we want to thank all members who utilize our partner vendors and help contribute to the success of our organization. Please be reminded of the great savings and resources offered through Sanofi Pasteur, Merck, LB Medwaste Services and Warehouse Direct; they are just four of CCPAPP"s vendor partners featured in this newsletter. Read more about these vendors and review CCPAPP's full listing of vendor partners on the Vendor Partner Listing page of our website.

We hope you continue to enjoy the many savings and benefits offered by our program. Please contact a member of our staff at any time with questions, comments or feedback regarding our organization! 


CCPA Purchasing Partners, L.P.
News & Updates
  • New HR Learning Modules for Members! To help members better manage employee relations and assist with human resources questions, CCPAPP is proud to announce the launch of our new HR learning modules: Best HR Practices for Your Practice. We have partnered with employment litigation attorney, E. Jason Tremblay, to record a series of 10-15 minute online modules that will cover a broad range of topics applicable to all healthcare practices, regardless of size or specialty. Members may access this resource at any time and at no cost. Please be sure to view the first two modules on our website, Why Your Company Should Have an Employee Handbook and Necessary Policies in an Employee Handbook, and check back in December for the next learning modules that will be posted: Do You Have the Necessary Labor Law Posters? and Maintaining Personnel Files.
  • Ebola  Protective Supplies through McKesson McKesson is committed to providing support to its customers as they take precautionary measures and prepare their clinics to treat patients with Ebola-like symptoms. Please view CCPAPP's sample price list for supplies offered through McKesson that correspond with the new CDC recommendations released on October 20, 2014 (although some of the items may have low availability across the industry, McKesson is continuing to look for alternate sources). For more information and the latest Ebola updates from the CDC, please be sure to visit McKesson's UPrevent website. Please also be reminded that members typically save 10-25% on total purchases through McKesson. For more information or to set up a McKesson ordering account, please contact Jesse Baker, Area Manager for McKesson, at 312.806.7025.
  • Sanofi Pasteur End of Year Promotion
    Sanofi Pasteur has announced it's End of Year Promotion, offering members an opportunity to save on pediatric, adolescent, and adult vaccines. Orders must be placed beginning November 3, 2014 through December 5, 2014 and ship by December 16, 2014 to receive the discount. This promotion is above and beyond the online savings, prompt-pay discount, and applicable contract savings that are regularly offered. View Sanofi Pasteur's promotional flyer on our website for a listing of eligible products. For questions, please contact your Sanofi Pasteur Vaccine Representative or call Sanofi Pasteur at 1.800.VACCINE (800.822.2463).
  • Merck Limited Time Special Offer Please be reminded that through December 31, 2014 (or until supplies last), Merck is offering a special discount off catalog pricing on purchases of the RECOMBIVAX HB®- Pediatric ([Hepatitis B Vaccine (Recombinant)] 0.5 mL package containing 6 single-dose 0.5-mL prefilled syringes.  View the recent communication sent by CCPAPP.
  • Savings and Resources for Merck's ZOSTAVAX According to the National Immunization Survey, 78% of patients aged 60 or above said they would get the shingles vaccine if their doctor recommended it. Additionally, as of March 2014, over 97% of privately insured patients aged 60 or above are in plans that have approved reimbursement for Zostavax. CCPAPP would like to remind all members who care for adult patients of the savings offered on Merck's ZOSTAVAX vaccine through the CCPAPP agreement. Additionally, Merck offers various resources pertaining to ZOSTAVAX. These resources not only address the benefits of vaccination against shingles, but also provide assistance regarding some of the potential challenges of the vaccination such as billing and reimbursement. Read more
  • We Want Your Feedback! Please keep an eye out for CCPAPP's 2014 Annual Membership Survey which will be emailed out to all members in November. Members who complete the survey by the requested deadline will be entered automatically to win one of four Visa gift cards in the amount of $200, $150, $100 or $50. Thank you in advance for your time and participation. Your responses will help CCPAPP improve our program and better meet the changing needs of our members!
Practice Management Resources 

Register Today!

CCPAPP is committed to supporting the practice management needs of our members. Register today for our annual practice management seminar: Time for a Checkup: Improving the Business Health of Your Practice, co-hosted with the Illinois State Medical Society on Thursday, November 13, 2014. Please read more about topics and speakers. Registration closes on Friday, November 7, 2014. 


Boosting Point of Service Collections 

If a practice saw the same number of patients and did the same number of treatments and procedures in 2014 as they did in 2013, the economic result would not be the same. Why? Read More.


Karen Zupko will be presenting, "Boosting Point of Service Collections" and "Strategic Scheduling to Stay Competitive" at the 2014 Time for a Checkup practice management seminar on Thursday,  November 13, 2014.


Looking for More Practice Management Resources?
Be sure to access our Practice Management Tools page on our website including our recently added HR Learning Modules created by employment litigation attorney, E. Jason Tremblay.   

Featured Vendors
Online OSHA Compliance Program   

LB Medwaste Services is proud to offer their Online Compliance Portal to aid your facilities in OSHA compliance. The features include:

  • Bloodborne Pathogens Training
  • Safety Plans
  • Online Safety Audits
  • MSDS Database (search, view, print, store and organize MSDS sheets for OSHA/JCAHO compliance )
  • ICD-9/ICD-10 Software
  • CFR (Code of Federal Regulation)

LB Medwaste is offering a free demonstration and 10 day trial of the Online Safety Compliance Portal to all CCPAPP members. LB Medwaste customers utilizing this service will save approximately 30-50% off the same portal offered by other leading medical waste disposal companies. If your practice is not currently enrolled with LB Medwaste please be sure to review your current medical waste disposal agreement to ensure you do not miss the contract's termination window in order to make the switch!  Learn more 


Workplace Solutions  

Warehouse Direct provides more workplace products and related services than any other business product supplier. They specialize in offering complete workplace procurement solution that saves CCPAPP members time and money. Learn more   



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