The Adult Vaccine Access Coalition has come together to raise awareness, improve access, and increase utilization of vaccines among adults.
Supporting and advocating for investments and policies to track adult immunization status and improve patient outcomes.
Measuring progress towards benchmarks to improve preventive care.
Increasing access to, and utilization of, vaccines among at risk populations to prevent illness.
AVAC comments on the Medicare Program proposed rule on the SNF Quality Reporting Program
June 20, 2016 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-1645-P P.O. Box 8016 Baltimore, MD 21244-8016 Re: Medicare Program; Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities Proposed Rule for FY 2017, SNF Value-Based Purchasing Program, SNF Quality Reporting Program, and SNF Payment Models Research To Whom It May Concern: As ...
AVAC expresses support for maintaining IMM-2, the Influenza Immunization Measure as part of the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR).
June 17, 2016 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-1655-P P.O. Box 8016 Baltimore, MD 21244-8016 RE: CMS–1655–P Medicare Program proposed rule on Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Proposed Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2017 Rates; Quality Reporting Requirements for ...
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC); Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015; Request for Information Regarding Assessing Interoperability for MACRA
To Whom It May Concern: AVAC appreciates the opportunity to offer comments in response to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC); Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015; Request for Information Regarding Assessing Interoperability for MACRA. As a stakeholder interested in the goal of interoperability, we are grateful to ONC for its work in ...
AVAC Celebrates Older Americans Month
May is Older Americans Month, a time for honoring and celebrating older adults who have educated us, motivated us, inspired us, and—most importantly—cared for us. Now it’s our chance to redouble our efforts to make sure we care for them. That’s why the Adult Vaccine Access Coalition (AVAC) joined the Administration for Community Living this month to raise awareness about ...
AVAC and The Next Frontier for Immunizations – By Dale Dauten
AVAC and The Next Frontier for Immunizations By Dale Dauten In a world of massive information overload, we have to be loud and insistent with our vaccination message. Nowhere is that more true than in Washington, DC. Mike Popovich CEO, Scientific Technologies Corporation Perhaps you remember learning that the first vaccination was given in 1796. By the way, that was the same year ...
Every American Should Have Access to Life-Saving Vaccines
April 2016 is National Minority Health Month and this week marks World Immunization Week. This year’s theme for Minority Health month is “Accelerating Health Equity for the Nation.” Our nation has made important progress in recent years toward increasing immunization rates among all Americans. This is particularly true for children: disparities in childhood vaccination coverage across socio-demographic groups have essentially ...