Frequently Asked Questions Questions

Questions And Answers

What is a Group Purchasing Organization (GPO)?

Common in the healthcare industry, Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs) consolidate the purchasing power of a large group of separate entities and leverage the combined volume to negotiate discounts from suppliers of goods and services.

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How can CCPAPP help my practice?

CCPAPP contracts offer upfront savings on vaccines, medical supplies and other products and services which helps your practice significantly reduce expenditures. To request sample pricing on any of our vendor contracts, please visit our Request Sample Pricing page and complete our confidentiality agreement. You may also call Paresh Patel at 312.227.7436.


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How do I join CCPAPP Purchasing Partners?

You can begin our application process online or download our application materials here. You may also call Paresh Patel at 312.227.7436 to request an application. Once a completed application has been processed by CCPAPP, your practice will have access to our vendor pricing and can pick and choose in which contracts you would like to participate.

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What is the cost to join CCPAPP Purchasing Partners?

There is no fee to join as a member and there are no monthly or annual dues. CCPAPP receives administrative fees from our vendor partners and shares this revenue with our members. Physicians from all specialties are eligible to join and receive this annual financial distribution on qualifying vendor contracts.

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Do I have to purchase from all vendors that are part of CCPAPP Purchasing Partners?

No. Although we encourage taking full advantage of our negotiated contracts, our role is to provide your practice with competitive pricing. Your practice decides which contracts to use.

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How do I access discounts on products and services offered through CCPAPP Purchasing Partners vendors?

To access our discounted vendor contracts, complete CCPAPP’s membership application and the vendor forms for the contracts your practice would like to participate in. CCPAPP will link your practice to the selected vendor contracts and notify you once you are eligible to receive CCPAPP’s contracted pricing.


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