Group Purchasing - Virginia Community Healthcare Association

Group Purchasing

The Virginia Community Healthcare Association offers individual community health centers and lookalike organizations an opportunity to access savings on behalf of their patients and health center sites. Group purchasing programs help save money, staff time and resources for our members while still maintaining access to high quality goods and services. The Association contracts with vendors to offer cost savings and/or shared services to members. Through the shared savings, the Association may collect a small fee on your behalf. The fees collected directly impact member organizations through trainings and other educational benefits, advocacy efforts, and other ways that support improving access to care. Please check back to this page frequently as we add more benefits!

If you are a vendor with an interest in joining the Association GPO, please contact Bernadette Johnson. GPO vendor inquiries are regularly reviewed by VCHA staff to ensure compliance with our procurement policies, exclusivity clauses within other contracts and member needs.

Please Complete our Group Purchasing Vendor Application


Virginia Community Healthcare Association maintains a partnership with CommonWealth Purchasing Group (CPG), the leading group purchasing organization for community health centers in the country. They combine the purchasing power of more than 630 CHCs nationwide to negotiate savings and superior service from a portfolio of 75+ nationally recognized vendors. There is no cost to participate.

Tom Whelan, CPG's Member Resource Consultant for Virginia, can provide health centers with information on their savings program. He can be reached at 251-508-2854 or twhelan@cwpurchasing.com

GET YOUR APPLES-TO-APPLES COMPARISON

We are thrilled to have the opportunity to show you how much your organization can be saving when you buy the same products you’re already using through CommonWealth Purchasing Group’s nationally recognized vendors. Here’s how to get your comparison:

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Virginia Community Healthcare Association (VCHA) Partners with First American Healthcare Finance to offer a Commercial Card Group Rebates Program

 

Earning Cashback and Rebates Together

VCHA maintains a partnership with First American Healthcare Finance, a leading financing and leasing services provider for community health centers across the country. In our ongoing efforts to provide benefits to our members, our new Visa Commercial Card and Group Rebate Program through First American offers the following value:

  • Rebate percentage calculated based on total group spend
  • No annual fees
  • Rebates paid out annually to each participating member
  • Full access to the Commercial Card Online platform

Each VCHA member may enroll in the program and will earn a cash rebate that increases as more members participate. Additionally, the Commercial Card Online platform helps First American clients have more visibility, control, and reporting functions for their card transactions. The site provides reconciliation tools and online expense reporting to help members save time and reduce paper.

Zachary Gibbs, First American’s Financing Consultant for Virginia, can provide health centers with information on their financing and leasing programs. Contact him at 585-643-3450 or zachary.gibbs@fahf.com.

Austin Beck, First American’s Commercial Card Product Specialist for Virginia, can provide health centers with information on the Commercial Card Group Rebates program. Contact him at 585-643-33980 or austin.beck@fahf.com.

Schedule a demo
We are thrilled to have the opportunity to show you how much your organization can benefit from the Commercial Card Group Rebates Program. To schedule a demo and see how the First American Commercial Card Program compares to your current card program, contact, Austin Beck.

H3C has partnered with Virginia Community Healthcare Association (VCHA) and their FQHC members to provide the extra care and attention our patients need while driving additional net positive revenue into our member clinics

H3C is an innovative remote care management company devoted to improving health outcomes and bottom line revenue in a challenging healthcare environment. Combining exceptional patient-centric care with cutting-edge technology, H3C makes implementing Chronic Care Management, as endorsed and reimbursed by CMS, simple and effective. Their goal is to facilitate earlier interventions, encourage compliance with medication regimens, support lifestyle improvements and reduce the number of hospitalizations, complications and unnecessary clinic and ER visits. 

The H3C staff conduct all components of the program and document directly into your EMR. These include patient outreach and education, consent and enrollment, care plan development, monthly assessments which are aligned with clinical pathways and risk stratification. Each monthly encounter is completed with progress reports and billing documentation.

For additional information, contact Elizabeth Chandler, Director of Strategic Accounts at (913) 707 8310 or Bernadette Johnson, VCHA's Director of Group Purchasing at bjohnson@VCHA.org.

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LabCorp, headquartered in Burlington, North Carolina, is a leading global life sciences company that is deeply integrated in guiding patient care through its comprehensive clinical laboratory and end-to-end drug development services. Employing nearly 65,000 employees worldwide, the company’s mission is to improve health and improve lives by delivering world-class diagnostics, accelerating the availability of innovative medicines to patients, and using technology to change the way care is delivered. LabCorp serves a broad range of customers, including managed care organizations, biopharmaceutical companies, governmental agencies, physicians and other healthcare providers, hospitals and health systems, employers, patients and consumers, contract research organizations, and independent clinical laboratories.

The company provides diagnostic, drug development and technology-enabled solutions for more than 120 million patient encounters per year. LabCorp typically processes tests on more than 2.5 million patient specimens per week and supports clinical trial activity in approximately 100 countries through its industry-leading central laboratory business, generating more safety and efficacy data to support drug approvals than any other company.

 

RegLantern: Health Center Compliance Reviews (OSV Mock Reviews)

 

RegLantern works with reviewers who are experts in their field and who are actively performing HRSA Operational Site Visits (within at least the last six months) – so they know the program requirements and are up to date on the current expectations. RegLantern uses three reviewers and only those who perform HRSA reviews in that area of expertise (Governance/Admin, Clinical, or Fiscal compliance). Each of these reviewers reviews your documents using our web-based platform remotely and (for the most part) asynchronously – saving you travel expenses and freeing your team up from sitting for hours in board rooms with the reviewers. Your health center operations can continue uninterrupted while our reviewers review!

 

The Association has negotiated special pricing for 2 options:

  1. RegLantern “Mock” Compliance Review and Report
  2. RegLantern “Mock” with Tracy Douglas-Wheeler, CEO (Admin/Governance Consultant)

 

Please contact Bernadette Johnson, VCHA's Director of Group Purchasing at bjohnson@VCHA.org for more information.

TruMed Systems, Inc. Announces Alliance with Virginia Community Healthcare Association (VCHA) to Provide Special Pricing for Value-Add Vaccine and Inventory Management Solutions for Community Health Centers of Virginia

VCHA and TruMed Systems, the makers of the AccuVax Vaccine Management System and the AccuShelf Inventory Management System, announce agreement to provide vaccine and inventory management solution at discounted member pricing to all Virginia Community Health Centers.  This agreement offers Virginia’s Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) access to TruMed’s solutions, allowing them to safeguard vaccines, eliminate waste and loss, free staff time, and maximize patient safety.

About TruMed Systems

TruMed is the fastest growing vaccine storage and handling company providing inventory management solution to individual clinics, major health systems, and public healthcare facilities throughout the U.S. AccuVax is the only vaccine storage and management system that automates vaccine control and integrity, minimizes risks of incorrect vaccine delivery, and optimizes office workflow so that providers can focus on Top of License care.  AccuShelf is the newest inventory management system that expands TruMed’s inventory management tools to all medications in the healthcare setting.  All products by TruMed includes hardware, software, online reports, software updates, training, optional EHR integrations, 24/7 support and maintenance, and industry leading security.

Website: www.TruMedSystems.com

Contact info@AccuVax.com or VCHA to learn more or schedule a demo.

Health Literacy Innovations (HLI) Announces New Strategic Alliance with VCHA – Offers Discounted Pricing to Members

Health Literacy Innovations (HLI), a leading health literacy company that creates tools to help eliminate medical mistakes and confusion due to low health literacy, has partnered with VCHA to offer its tool, the Health Literacy Advisor (HLA) to help health centers simplify complicated health information and increase patient engagement.

The Health Literacy Advisor is available in two platforms: HLA Desktop & Online. Features include:

  • Reviews documents for health literacy and readability level
  • Highlights difficult words, medical jargon, and long sentences
  • Suggests plain language alternatives
  • Is Windows and Mac compatible
  • Provides accessibility from all devices (phone, tablet, etc.)
  • Is intuitive and easy to use
  • Can be customizable

As part of this  partnership, HLI will offer VCHA members discounted pricing for all HLA licenses, including both the HLA desktop and the HLA online platforms.

  • All new licenses 15% discount
  • English list price: NOW $425
  • English/Spanish list price: NOW $510
  • FREE “Health Literacy 101” training

Schedule a Demo: Contact Aileen Kantor, Marketing & Innovation: 301-229-6782

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