State of Rhode Island issues rates for immunization programs (Mandated assessments for RI healthcare programs)

The State of Rhode Island (the State) recently announced the 2016-2017 assessment rates for the Rhode Island Vaccine Assessment Program (RIVAP), an immunization program for children and adults that provides vaccination medication at lower costs than would otherwise be available. These assessment rates are lower than they were previously.

This is a follow up to an article from the January issue of The Broker Brief.

What will be the charge for each assessment?

The updated charges for the RIVAP assessments will be as follows:

  • Child immunization rate: $15.84 (previously $20.59 per child per month)
  • Adult immunization rate: $1.66 (previously $3.70 per adult per month)

BCBSRI will remit payment of these assessments to the state on behalf of our fully insured and self-funded accounts. Self-funded accounts will be invoiced for these assessments on a quarterly basis.

When will these assessments begin to appear on self-funded accounts’ invoices?

The 2016-2017 assessment rate calculations will be made for amounts due on July 30, 2016, October 30, 2016, January 30, 2017, and April 30, 2017.