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. 
 
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.

 

If you're interested in enrolling in Vtrcks and would like to get started registering, please send us an email at dph.immunizations@ct.gov Include your four digit provider pin number in the subject line requesting information. Click here for information on VTrkS Training and Enrollment

 
CVP Customer Service Satisfaction Survey

The 2014 CVP Customer Satisfaction Survey measured the satisfaction of enrolled Connecticut providers with the ordering process, customer service, and communication of the CVP after its first year.

Keep CT Kids Healthy NewsLetters
A publication from the Department of Public Health to keep health care providers updated with the latest information about the Conecticut Vaccine Program and other helpful information about childhood vaccination.
  • Keeping CT Kids Healthy June 9, 2014 (pdf)
  • Keeping CT Kids Healthy February 7, 2014 (pdf)
  • Keeping CT Kids Healthy August 5, 2013 (pdf
  • Keeping CT Kids Healthy February 25, 2013 (pdf)
  • Keeping CT Kids Healthy  January 7, 2013 (pdf)
  • Every Kid Deserves A shot December 12, 2012 (pdf)
  • 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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