Dispensing vaccines is frustrating and expensive. Here’s a shot in the arm for vaccine management.
Immunizations are no fun.
I’m not talking about the screaming child in the exam room; that’s just part of the joy of treating little ones. No, I mean dealing with the management of immunizations within a medical practice. There is no bigger expense with a lower return on investment for a medical practice than immunizations. In fact, you can even lose money giving vaccines. Why is this?
While there is no way to overcome all these issues, you can still improve the chance that payer reimbursement will be higher than cost by:
Robert Lamberts, MD,
is a primary-care physician with Evans Medical Group in Evans, Ga. He is board-certified in internal medicine and pediatrics. He is also a nationally recognized national speaker on electronic medical records. He can be reached at email@example.com.
This article originally appeared in the July/August 2009 issue of