2016 Vaccine-Preventable Diseases in Colorado's Children Report
Prepared annually by pediatricians and researchers from the Department of Epidemiology at Children’s Colorado, the report provides an analysis of the state of health of Colorado’s children based on the most recent National Immunization Survey, Colorado Hospital Association inpatient and emergency department data and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment data. The report examines vaccination rates, hospitalizations and costs associated with vaccine-preventable disease in children. For the first time, the report also includes emergency department visits for vaccine-preventable diseases, county-level rates and school exemption data.
2016-17 Medicaid Update: Payment for Office Visits and Vaccine Administration
Effective July 1, 2016, the E&M and vaccine administration services will be reimbursed at the December 2012 level, except as noted below. From July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017, through the efforts of HCPF and provider associations, one year of additional funding is authorized to reimburse primary care E&M code categories and vaccine administration codes at somewhat higher rates.
Challenging Cases: Vaccine Hesitancy
Parents often have questions and concerns about vaccines and they look to pediatricians and other medical professionals for answers. Yet 87% of physicians have encountered parents who have refused a vaccine for their child. How can you better understand and address common parental concerns?
Vaccine Resources for Health Care Providers - Resource Hub
This toolkit offers health care providers resources to help vaccinate their patients and build or maintain a successful immunization program. It also includes information about a peer-to-peer health care provider mentoring project designed to promote vaccine administration during the well child visit for all children seen in a medical home.
2015 Vaccine-Preventable Diseases in Colorado's Children Report
Prepared annually by James Gaensbauer, MD, Carl Armon, PhD, and James Todd, MD, from the Department of Epidemiology at Children’s Hospital Colorado, the 2015 Vaccine-Preventable Diseases in Colorado's Children Report summarizes the authors' analysis of rates of childhood vaccination and vaccine-preventable illnesses in 2014.