Children's Mercy Health Network Affiliate Level Services
Childrens Mercy Health Network Affiliate Level Services

(Participation at the affiliate level does not constitute CMHN membership)

Vaccine Partners



Children's Mercy Hospitals Network (CMHN) and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) have partnered together since 2001 to provide physicians access to contracted pricing on pediatric vaccines.

The collective purchasing power of CMHN continues to provide contracted physicians and physician groups upfront discounts on the following GSK vaccines: Boostrix, Cervarix, Energix-B, Fluarix, Havrix, Hiberix, Infanrix, Kinrix, Pediarix, Rotarix and Twinrix.

There is also the opportunity to earn maximum rebates up to 28 percent.

What differentiates this contract from others in the marketplace:

  • Every new GSK vaccine introduced to the market is automatically added to our contract and available for rebate earnings.
  • In the event of a vaccine shortage, 85 percent of all available products get to Child Health Advantage customers.
  • This contract allows for only one price increase per calendar year, while all other GSK customers are subject to two.
  • Our contract allows for a 3 percent administrative fee payable to develop educational programs for our network participants and their practices.

We continually evaluate contracting opportunities with other vaccine manufacturers. At this time, we believe it is in your best interest to maintain our partnership with GSK. As we look to the future of childhood immunizations, GSK's portfolio appears to be the most comprehensive, providing the greatest coverage for childhood and adolescent immunizations.


logo_novartis_vaccinesCMHN began offering discounted pricing on the Novartis vaccine portfolio in April 2010. As of April 2011, Child Health Advantage participants receive the best pricing in the nation on the Menveo vaccine receiving 11 percent off list price when ordering online, plus an additional two percent discount for prompt pay. Menveo may be purchased through Besse Medical or Novartis Vaccines Direct. Child Health Advantage participants may purchase other Novartis vaccines (Ixiaro, RabAvert, and Fluvirin) through Novartis Direct at competitive prices.

Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) partner



CMHN, in partnership with Provista, provide physician offices access to negotiated pricing, which will provide significant savings. Provista has nearly one thousand contracts, covering tens of thousands of items in the following categories:

  • Medical supply and distribution services
  • Pharmaceutical and distribution services
  • Laboratory and diagnostic supplies
  • Equipment and distribution services
  • Business services
  • IT and HR services
  • Capital equipment such as exam tables
  • Refrigerators
  • Waiting room furniture
  • Office furniture and copiers
  • Mobile phone discounts
  • Office supplies.

Checkup Email

The network provides all affiliate-level participants with a periodic (one – three per month) email updating everyone on CMHN activities. Updates may include information about new or changing business partners, upcoming educational events and other news throughout the network.

Affiliate-level is available to all pediatricians, family practitioners, internal medicine specialists and OB/GYN's in the CMHN service area consistent and in concert with CHCA's service area.

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