Streamlining Healthcare
Conference

Sep 26–28, 2017 | Chicago, IL


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Wednesday, April 19




HIDA Pricing Accuracy Initiative Steering Committee Meeting • 7:30 am – 12:30 pm


Conference Welcome, Introductions, and Objectives • 1:30 – 1:50 pm


Opening Keynote: Efficiency Matters – Applying Lean Concepts to Complex Business Processes • 1:50 – 2:35 pm


Streamlining contract administration processes is an audacious goal for the healthcare industry. Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Steve Thompson will discuss how 'Lean' concepts can be applied to complex, often challenging, business processes to create real improvements. Thompson will give his advice on rooting out key problems, making difficult decisions, and building stakeholder alignment to achieve pricing accuracy and eliminate costly rework.


  – Steve Thompson, Patient Driven Supply Network, Cardinal Health


Case Study: Making the ROI Case for Single Channel 845 Communications • 2:35 – 3:15 pm

  – Judi Fern, Distributor Operations Analyst, STERIS Corporation
  – Corrie Rompf, Business Process Consultant, McKesson Medical-Surgical
  – Scott Witoszynski, Director, Product Innovation & Strategic Accounts, GHX

Break • 3:15 – 3:45 pm


Working Roundtable Exercises: Applying Collaborative Approaches to Your Most Common Pricing Problems • 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

 • Understand different stakeholder viewpoints around everyday contracting issues

 • Identify potential roadblocks and new ways for reaching process improvements

Incorporating GLNs into Contract Communications – Proof of Concept 
Lessons Learned
 • 4:45 – 5:15 pm

  – Beth Gibson, Senior Director, Industry Development, Medical Devices, GS1 US

Networking Reception • 5:15 – 7:00 pm 


Thursday, April 20


Breakfast • 7:00 – 8:00 am

Provider Case Study: One Health System's Mission to Master Its Contracts • 8:00 – 8:40 am

  – David Forbes, Director, Contracting Services, Mercy Medical Center

Case Study: Buying In – Collaborating with Internal and External Partners to Improve Contract Administration Processes • 8:40 – 9:10 am

  – Steve Wood, Manager, Commercial Operations, Chargeback, Abbott Nutrition
  – Melinda Myers, Manager, Pediatric Contracting, Abbott Nutrition

Break • 9:10 – 9:40 am


Panel Discussion: Understanding GPO and Provider Pricing Accuracy Challenges
 • 9:40– 10:25 am

  – Brian Zuck, Vice President, Supply Chain, Essentia Health
  – David Forbes, Director, Contracting Services, Mercy Medical Center

  – Julie Prokop, Director, Field Support, CNECT
  – Bryan Winkler, Director, Distribution Operations, Provista

Case Study: 
Using Standard Reject Reason Codes to Measure Chargeback Disputes • 10:25 – 11:05 am

  – Colleen Krause, Director, Contracts & Rebates, NDC, Inc.

Working Roundtable Exercise: Applying Collaborative Approaches to Your Most Common Pricing Problems • 11:05 am – 12:30 pm

 • Understand different stakeholder viewpoints around everyday contracting issues

 • Identify potential roadblocks and new ways for reaching process improvements

Networking Lunch • 12:30 – 1:30 pm


Using Data to Analyze Contract Performance 
• 1:30 – 2:00 pm

  – Nate Taninecz, Vice President, Life Sciences Industry, Model N

Closing Session: Bringing Change Back to Your Organization • 2:00 – 2:40 pm

  – Jeff Girardi, Director, Industry Affairs, HIDA


Conference Summary and Wrap-up
 • 2:40 – 3:00 pm 

 



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