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Carepoint FAQs

A GPO combines the buying power of all our members, making it possible for each of our members to have lower pricing because of the large group’s power to negotiate discounts with top vendors.

You do have to turn in an application, giving Carepoint authority to connect you to the contracts we have available. There may be additional paperwork if you are already connected to a different GPO, or if required by a specific vendor (i.e. credit application). Still, you are not committing to a term. You may leave Carepoint at any time.

No, Carepoint will let your contracted vendors know you are now a Carepoint member. We will work with these vendors to connect you to our contracts. The only change in how you are currently purchasing will be the price of the products you order!

If you are not currently on a GPO:

  • Approximately 10-17% on medical/surgical supplies
  • Approximately 8-19% on office supplies/equipment
  • Approximately 9-20% on laboratory supplies/services
  • Approximately 6-17% on pharmaceuticals

If you are on a GPO already:

  • An additional 4-10% on medical/surgical supplies
  • An additional 2-8% on office supplies/equipment
  • An additional 5-9% on laboratory supplies/services
  • An additional 3-6% on pharmaceuticals

With more than 2600 contracts, there are many more areas for saving

  • Completed Carepoint Application Form
  • If you are a medical provider, we need:
    • Copy of DEA certificate
    • Copy of provider’s medical license
    • A current 6-month usage report from your medical suppliers
  • Vendor Report – we will review your list of vendors and provide you with:
    • List of vendors you would like to be linked to for savings
    • Recommendations of vendor changes for more cost savings
    • Forms to fill out and sign for certain contract pricing guarantees

  • Monthly Newsletter – read for updates, changes, specials, and announcements
  • Stay involved with your representative:
    • With updates on supplies or services
    • Changes to vendors or products
    • Buying new items, equipment, or major purchases
    • Looking to build an office (we have contracts)
  • Notify Carepoint if:
    • There is a change in key office staff, we need updated contacts & emails
    • Change in address, clinic name, or adding new locations
    • Need a review of accounts