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Fluzone Prebook extended – Join Atlantic Health Partners and Prebook by April 30th
for the lowest prices and best terms
WVAFP members that join Atlantic Health Partners and order Sanofi’s Fluzone by April 30 and/or Medimmune’s Flumist by April 18th will receive the lowest prices and best terms. Atlantic also offers the most favorable prices and terms on the entire portfolio of Sanofi and Merck vaccines.
Participation with Atlantic will help you better prepare for flu season, save you money on vaccines throughout the year, and enhance patient satisfaction with your practice.
Join the thousands of physicians that are saving dollars and receiving high quality customer service from Atlantic.
Contact Cindy or Jeff at 800-741-2044 or email@example.com to see how Atlantic Health Partners (www.atlantichealthpartners.com) can benefit your practice.
Due to some technical issues related to Medicaid cards, some Medicaid members may be presenting the attached temporary Medicaid card. While this card appears different from what you are used to seeing, it is a valid Medicaid card. This situation is expected to last for the next week or two while the issue is being resolved. Thank you for your understanding as we address this issue.
The Bureau for Medical Services and Molina Medicaid Solutions will be conducting provider workshops from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the following dates:
2014 Spring Provider Workshops
Monday April 28 Martinsburg Holiday Inn
Tuesday April 29 Wheeling Oglebay State Park
Wednesday April 30 Morgantown Lakeview Golf Resort
Thursday May 1 Roanoke WV, Stonewall Jackson Resort
Monday May 5 Beckley Tamarack
Tuesday May 6 Huntington Big Sandy Arena
Wednesday May 7 Charleston Beni Kedem Hall
For More Info Contact:
Penney A. Hall
Bureau for Medical Services
350 Capitol Street, Room 251
Charleston, WV 25301
Providing Immunizations with Atlantic Can Benefit Your Practice!
The WVAFP has a strong resource to help our members more effectively provide immunizations to patients. Atlantic Health Partners provides the lowest prices for a wide range of immunizations along with valuable customer service and support.
Furthermore, with pre-booking for the 2014 flu season underway, now is the best time to contact Atlantic, as they also offer the lowest prices and best terms for Sanofi Fluzone vaccines. Participation with Atlantic will help you better prepare for flu season, save you money on vaccines throughout the year, and enhance patient satisfaction with your practice.
In addition to helping your practice save money on all Sanofi, Merck and Medimmune vaccines, Atlantic also provides vaccine reimbursement support and advocacy and other discount programs.
Update on the WV e-Directive Registry
Since its inception in October 2010, the Registry has received over 22,000 forms. In the last year the percent of forms received each month is up over 30% with the largest increase in POST forms which are up over 40% per month. There are now 50 institutions or agencies including hospitals, nursing homes, home care agencies, hospices and private practice physician offices that have obtained Registry use status and the number is increasing every month. The West Virginia Center for End-of-Life Care staff are often called with the four questions that appear below and their answers. The Center encourages you to submit advance directive and medical order forms (DNR card and POST forms) to the Registry so that your patients’ treatment wishes will be known and honored.
Recently received questions about the Registry –
1. Must I be a Registry user to submit forms to the Registry?
No, you do not need to have access to the Registry to submit forms. You can submit DNR cards, POST forms, advance directive documents, surrogate selection forms, guardianship papers, and durable powers of attorney with a health care clause by FAX to the Registry. You can also call the WV Center for End-of-Life Care during regular business hours (877.209.8086) if you are searching for an advance directive, medical order, or other document. We do, however, encourage you to complete the documents necessary to access the Registry on your own.
2. Can I still obtain documents from the Registry while I am waiting for my facility to complete the documents necessary for Registry access?
Treating health care professionals can request Registry documents from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Monday through Friday by sending the request on your facility FAX cover sheet or letterhead, the face sheet from the patient/resident chart from your facility, and a signed copy of the Health Care Provider Request for Registry Information that can be found on the e-Directive Registry page of the WV Center for End-of-Life Care website (www.wvendoflife.org) or clicking on the link in this answer.
3. If my facility is considering signing up for full service with the WV Health Information Network (WVHIN), can we sign up for Registry access while we are waiting for the additional documents to be completed?
Yes, you can sign up for the Registry individually. Access to the Registry requires the completion of the WVHIN Participation Agreement, WV e-Directive Registry Agreement, and the Business Associate Agreement. If you are considering services other than the Registry, contact the WVHIN offices at 304-558-4503 for assistance.
4. Can my facility have more than one Authorized Administrator to assign usernames and passwords to the Registry?
Yes, you can. Several facilities have done this because of an anticipated extended medical leave of one Administrator. New Registry users can be provisioned in a timely manner and employees who leave the facility can have their access removed.
Toll-free number – 877-209-8086
WV e-Directive Registry – FAX 304-293-7442
Supported by funding from the WV Department of Health and Human Resources
According to the CDC, many seniors are still not being vaccinated for the potentially fatal conditions of influenza and pneumonia.
Effectively addressing this problem is just one of the key reasons we are working with Atlantic Health Partners, the nation’s leading vaccine buying group. Atlantic offers our members the most favorable pricing and terms for Merck and Sanofi vaccines, along with outstanding customer service. Atlantic’s mission is to positively impact medical practice performance and public health outcomes by empowering physicians to more cost-effectively and efficiently provide immunizations to patients.
Atlantic’s program is especially effective for Family Physicians, and can help you with everything from back to school immunizations and the influenza season, to more effectively immunizing Medicare patients including vaccines covered under Part D.
WVAFP members currently participating with Atlantic are most satisfied with the pricing, support, and ease of administration. We strongly recommend you contact Cindy or Jeff at Atlantic at 800-741-2044 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to better determine how Atlantic can help your practice. You can also visit their web sitewww.atlantichealthpartners.com