This information applies to health care agencies, retirement homes, workplaces and other organizations (e.g., educational institutions, shelters, private hospitals, paramedics, etc.) that successfully completed the prequalification application process for the 2015/2016 UIIP. Specifically, the following provides information to health care professionals that plan to hold either a reimbursable influenza immunization clinic OR a non-reimbursable influenza immunization clinic:
Community clinics may be eligible for reimbursement by the ministry at $5.00 per dose of influenza vaccine administered at the community clinic. As per paragraph 37 of the Prequalification Form, reimbursement for administering influenza vaccine will only be provided to the following authorized public clinic providers: public health units, LTCHs, public hospitals, CHCs, Community Care Access Centres and pharmacies provided that ALL of the following conditions are met:
The Vaccine Utilization Invoice Reimbursable Clinic form should be completed in order to receive reimbursement for influenza doses administered in a reimbursable influenza immunization clinic. As a condition of receiving publicly funded influenza vaccine for administration and to ensure invoices are processed, all sections of the Vaccine Utilization Invoice Reimbursable Clinic form must be completed, including authorization signatures. The following information must be reported on the form for all vaccine recipients at the clinic:
Completed Vaccine Utilization Invoice Reimbursable Clinic forms must be submitted to your vaccine supply source (i.e., local public health unit or OGPMSS) as soon as possible but no later than 10 days after the date of the influenza immunization clinics. Invoices must be signed by:
Note: The authorized signing officer should be a regulated health professional as regulated by the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991. Approved invoices will be forwarded by the local public health unit to the ministry. Invoices that are incomplete or received after February 29, 2016, unless accompanied by strong rationale, will not be processed.
With the expansion of primary care services, the number of new satellite community health centres (SCHCs) has increased across the province. Please be advised that reimbursement for influenza immunization clinics held by SCHCs, will be sent to the lead CHC. Satellite sites should contact their lead CHC prior to the implementation of the UIIP this season in order to coordinate submissions of invoices under the lead CHC.
Non-reimbursable influenza immunization clinics can be held by health care agencies, workplaces, retirement homes and other organizations that have prequalified and been approved to participate in the UIIP.
As a condition of receiving publicly funded influenza vaccine, all sections of the Vaccine Utilization Report Non-Reimbursable Clinic form must be completed where appropriate, including authorization signatures. The following information must be reported to the ministry on the report form for all vaccine recipients at the clinic:
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