“Got Shots? Protect Tots!” Event Planned for August 3-17

July 3, 2013

The New Mexico Department of Health, the New Mexico Primary Care Association (NMPCA), and the New Mexico Immunization Coalition (NMIC) will again host a “Got Shots?” event. The sponsors would like providers to open their doors on one or more days from August 3 to 17, preferably during evening or weekend hours, to see any child who presents for immunizations without an appointment, regardless of whether he or she is a current patient or has insurance.

If the child is insured, providers should bill insurance for administration fee reimbursement; but during this event, providers will be asked to immunize all children at no cost to the parent (including copayments).

The event sponsors encourage every site to provide Medicaid eligibility services during the event. NMPCA can help arrange for on-site Medicaid applications if providers don’t have eligibility workers. Please also remember that it is now mandatory to document in the  New Mexico Statewide Immunization Information System (NMSIIS) all vaccines administered to children.. BlueSaludSM providers can bill for NMSIIS data entry during this event.

During the two weeks before the event, the ongoing immunization hotline will serve as the “Got Shots?” information line (866-681-5872). Providers will receive posters to place in neighborhood locations and at clinics to announce participation and hours. The NMPCA, NMIC and the managed care organizations will provide some incentives for your office to give out to the children receiving immunizations.

For a registration form and more information on this event, visit the NMIC website .

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