Variation in provider vaccine purchase prices and payer reimbursement.
Gary L Freed, Anne E Cowan, Sashi Gregory, Sarah J Clark
Pediatrics | Published : 2009
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this work was to collect data regarding vaccine prices and reimbursements in private practices. Amid reports of physicians losing money on vaccines, there are limited supporting data to show how much private practices are paying for vaccines and how much they are being reimbursed by third-party payers. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional survey of a convenience sample of private practices in 5 states (California, Georgia, Michigan, New York, and Texas) that purchase vaccines for administration to privately insured children/adolescents. Main outcome measures included prices paid to purchase vaccines recommended for children and adolescents and reimbursement from ..View full abstract