Flu immunization pays in many ways
We know that getting immunized against influenza protects our patients and ourselves, but this year there’s another reason. As part of the FY21 PEAK incentive program, if 90% of Asante employees get their flu shots they may be eligible for $200 on that measure alone.
Asante has met the 90% goal for the past two years, in part because nonimmunized staff were required to wear a mask for the duration of the season. With masks now a universal requirement due to COVID-19, leaders decided once again to include flu immunization as a PEAK goal. The target was set at 90% because that’s the threshold for herd immunity, a key factor in preventing a flu outbreak. This year’s deadline to be vaccinated or submit an attestation/declination form is Nov. 30. Learn more in these FAQs.
The 2021 PEAK program is different than in years past. Instead of a combination of system and entity or department goals, all measures this year are organization-wide to promote One Asante. Note that Asante must achieve an operation margin of at least 2% for any bonus to be paid next November.