Recently, PHV along with Premier owners Avera Health, Regional Health – Rapid City and Billings Clinic recently teamed up to work more closely on improving contracting efforts. This established entity is called the Northern Plains Premier Collaborative or NPPC.
Since 2008, NPPC has aggregated and leverage collective purchasing volumes to achieve supply chain savings and share best practices to improve the quality of patient care. Through volume commitment and local negotiations, NPPC enhances Premier national agreements and develops local and regional agreements
The first contract which most all of our hospitals and select non-acutes have signed was recently with Cardinal Pharmacy. We are expecting to save over $1.5M over three years on this contract and are making efforts now to review other opportunities to bring to our membership in the coming months.