On April 27-28, 2016, groups from multiple sectors gathered to discuss immunization financing and delivery. The purpose of this 3rd Immunization Congress was to continue the theme of the previous two Congress meetings to convene a forum and discuss the ability of current financing and delivery systems to provide immunization services without financial barriers. The objectives of the meeting were threefold:
- Discuss and characterize challenges to the various types of adult vaccination providers and the adult delivery system;
- Discuss remaining gaps in an otherwise high performing pediatric vaccine delivery system; and
action steps needed to address the gaps and challenges identified, including short term solutions and long term systems change.
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April 27, 2016 – DAY 1
I. Welcome and Introductions II.
Overview and Charge – Angela Shen
III. Provider Access to Vaccines
IV. Evolving Payment Mechanisms: What Are They and How Do They Impact Immunization?
V. Public and Private Partnerships
Summary of the Day –
Walt Orenstein, MD, FAAP
April 28, 2016 - DAY 2
VI. Coding Challenges
VII. The Cost of Vaccinating Adults: Successes and Opportunities
IX. Medicare and Medicaid
Synthesis and Next Steps –
Walt Orenstein, MD FAAP
Thanks to the hosting groups: the American Academy of Pediatrics, The Gerontological Society of America, the National Foundation for Infectious Disease and the National Vaccine Program Office. Thanks also to members of the planning group representing the American Association of Retired Persons, America's Health Insurance Plans, Biotechnology Innovation Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Vaccine Advisory Committee.