NACDS recently announced the launch of three demonstration projects aimed at boosting pharmacy-based immunization rates, and the significance of the initiative has not gone unnoticed by Associations Now – which covers the association industry.
The goals of the project are for healthcare entities to work together to develop and implement a value-based payment model that results in improved immunization rates for a targeted population…
NACDS released a request for proposals in February 2016 seeking proposals that align interests across healthcare stakeholders to drive immunization rates. NACDS received more than 20 proposals and convened an independent review committee comprised of experts in the fields of public health, pharmacy operations, and healthcare quality.
The goals of the project are for healthcare entities to work together to develop and implement a value-based payment model that results in improved immunization rates for a targeted population that are recorded in the appropriate state-based registry. The models also will feature innovative methods for sharing immunization information among the participating health plans or systems, accountable care organizations, community pharmacies and patients. The awardees also will collaborate with public health agencies to improve pandemic vaccine preparedness.
Note: The RFP is supported by Grant Federal Award Identification Number, IH23IP000985, for $800,000 funded by the CDC. The content of this RFP is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC or the Department of Health and Human Services. NACDS showed its strong commitment to this $800,000 grant by contributing an additional $300,000 to execute the demonstration projects. Given this contribution, each sub-awardee will receive approximately 67 percent ($200,000) of its funding from the CDC and approximately 33 percent ($100,000) from NACDS to implement its demonstration project. A total of $1.1 million will be used to complete CDC project work, with 80 percent from the CDC and 20 percent from NACDS.