DPH: CVP - Information for Providers

CVP - Information for Providers

 
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The Connecticut Vaccine Program (CVP) is Connecticut’s expanded pediatric vaccination program. The program is state and federally funded and provides vaccines at no cost to children under the age of 19 years. The CVP was developed in response to the enactment of Public Act 12–1, which requires healthcare providers who administer pediatric vaccines to obtain the vaccines through the Department of Public Health in most cases. The CVP was expanded to include three additional vaccines - pneumococcal conjugate, influenza, and hepatitis A - covering fourteen of the sixteen vaccines currently recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Information on the availability of influenza vaccine
After reading the information below, please feel free to contact the CVP program if you have any questions at 860-509-7929.
Presentation 
Title: What is the Connecticut Vaccine Program:  How will this Impact My Practice?
Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Time: 12:00 PM EST
Duration: 1:00:17
Link: to audio
 
Financial Restitution Policy
The Financial Restitution Policy was developed in accordance with the Connecticut Vaccine Program (CVP) for the purpose of replacing vaccine wasted or spoiled due to negligence and/or failure to properly store, handle, or rotate vaccine inventory.
Enrollment
Providers currently enrolled in the VFC program will need to complete the updated provider profile and agreement form on an annual basis. 
 
Please be sure to include your provider identification number (PIN) on both the agreement and profile forms, and fax the completed forms to (860) 509-8371.
Blue Folder
Click here to access the current blue folder.
The blue folder contains all documents associated with being an immunization provider through the CVP program.  Updated 4 -14 (pdf)
 
 
Ordering
As soon as you are enrolled in the CVP, you may begin ordering vaccine. The vaccine order form is due on or before the first business day of each month. Instructions for completing the form, as well as a list of state supplied vaccines and a vaccine discrepancy form, are also available below.
Vaccine transfer form to be used in the event of transferring viable vaccine from facility to facility. Vaccine return form to be used to report vaccine waste and spoilage.
Administration/Patient Eligibility
When administering vaccine supplied by the CVP, you must complete and retain the Patient Eligibility Screening Record. The screening only has to be completed once unless the patient's status changes. Below, please find the Patient Eligibility Screening Record and 2013 Eligibility Criteria for Vaccines.
Vaccine Storage and Handling
Proper vaccine storage and handling practices play a very important role in protecting individuals and communities from vaccine-preventable diseases. Vaccine quality is the shared responsibility of everyone, from the time vaccine is manufactured until it is administered.
 
VTrcKs

VTrckS offers health care providers reduced administrative costs and increased order accuracy through the ability to place and track orders online.

 
Communication Memos
Below are recent communications sent to providers via fax or email
Video
DPH Commissioner Dr. Jewel Mullen talks to Dennis House about the Connecticut Vaccine Program on WFSB's "Face the State" - watch now
 

Resources for Parents

Letters From Vaccine Manufacturers
Below is information received from vaccine manufacturers about the return of privately purchased vaccine before its expiration date.
Letters From Insurance Carriers
Below are grace period agreement letters received from insurance carriers for vaccines purchased prior to December 31, 2012.
Billing Memos

Below is information concerning vaccine administration billing issues.

Questions or feedback? We want to know!

If you have questions or feedback regarding the CVP, please contact:

Vincent Sacco (Lead Contact)
State of Connecticut Department of Public Health
410 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT  06134
 
Phone: (860) 509-7929
Fax: (860) 509-7945
    

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