A. Vaccine Funding
Helping states operate universal vaccine purchasing programs is the core of KidsVax’s (KV) business. KV is uniquely designed to provide the full spectrum of services—whether a program is fully developed, expanding, or just in the planning stages, KV can help.
There are many factors to consider when implementing a universal vaccine program, including legislation, stakeholders, and the overall implementation process. KV offers pro-bono consulting services to help states determine a course of action and next steps.
2. Legislative Efforts
After the exploratory period, if a state decides to pursue a universal vaccine purchase program, the next step is to pass state legislation. Legislation establishes the funding mechanism(s), advisory boards, and other aspects unique to the state’s universal vaccine programs.
3. Program Set-up
Once legislation is passed the set-up phase begins. KV offers turnkey services to help set initial assessment rates and afford provider education.
Once a universal vaccine purchase program is established, KV can provide all services necessary to ensure the prompt and accurate collections of funds from private insurance companies and third-party administrators (“payers”) for all covered vaccines.
KV recommends “best practice” procedures common to universal vaccine purchase states to provide funding stability, transparency, stakeholder support, payer equity, and program flexibility. For example, KV recommends the creation of a governing or advisory council or board that aids in helping the department of health determine how much money should be kept on reserve for the program, what the annual assessment levels should be, what policies should be set, and how to handle non-compliance issues when they arise.
B. Consulting Services
1. Special Projects
With extensive experience working with a wide range of government-related groups, KV’s leaders supervise and bring together an array of teams that support needs created around vaccine programs. For example, under a special agreement with Alaska, KV conducted an in-depth survey of its adult population to better anticipate vaccine purchase.
2. Payer Compliance
KV serves as a liaison with all stakeholders and works with federal agencies to ensure payer equitability and continued cost-savings.
3. Other Administration Services
KV also specializes in other administration services such as the Rhode Island Children’s Health Account, which secures funding for children with complex medical needs or long-term disabilities. Our team’s in-depth knowledge of health services and funding administration allows us to offer creative solutions to complex problems.