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April 19–20, 2017 | Kissimmee, FL


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Program Agenda


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:

Using Standard Reject Reason Codes to Measure Chargeback Disputes • 2:35 – 3:15 pm


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


Break • 3:15 – 3:45 pm


Case Study: Making the ROI Case for Single Channel 845 Communications • 3:45 – 4:25 pm


  – Scott Witoszynski, Director, Product Innovation & Strategic Accounts, GHX


Case Study: Incorporating GLNs into Contract Communications – Proof of Concept
Lessons Learned
• 4:25 – 4:55 pm


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


Wrap-up for the Day • 4:55 – 5:00 pm


Networking Reception • 5:00 – 7:00 pm

 


Thursday, April 20




Breakfast • 7:00 – 8:00 am


Panel Discussion: A How-to Guide for Improving GPO-Supplier Relationships • 8:00 – 8:50 am

  –
GPO executive panel

Case Study: Implementing a Contract Management Solution • 8:50 – 9:30 am



Break • 9:30 – 10:00 am


Case Study: Buying In – Collaborating with Internal and External Partners to Improve Contract Administration Processes • 10:00 – 10:30 am


  – Steve Wood, Manager, Commercial Operations, Chargeback, Abbott Nutrition

  – Melinda Myers, Manager, Pediatric Contracting, Abbott Nutrition

Panel Discussion: Understanding the Provider’s Pricing Accuracy Challenges • 10:30 – 11:15 am


  – Healthcare provider supply chain executive panel


Working Roundtable Exercise: Applying Collaborative Approaches to Your Most Common Pricing Problems • 11:15 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


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


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


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


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



Health Industry Distributors Association
310 Montgomery Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-1516, Phone: (703) 549-4432, Fax: (703) 549-6495