Contract Administration Conference
Hyatt Regency Orlando, FL | April 17–18, 2019

The Only Industry Conference Focused On Improving Pricing Accuracy

The Value of Contracting Standards Has Never Been Greater: How Can You Benefit?

If you’re involved in negotiating or administering pricing and pricing, contracts, or chargebacks, you need to attend HIDA’s Contract Administration Conference. This unique event brings together executives and contract administration professionals from across the healthcare supply chain – distributors, manufacturers, GPOs, and providers – all working to improve processes, reduce costs, and achieve pricing accuracy.

Find out more about HIDA's Improving Pricing Accuracy initiative.  Pricing Accuracy►

Who Should Attend

  • Contract administrators: manufacturers, distributors, and providers involved in contract administration, pricing management, chargeback/rebate management, and other pricing-related options
  • National accounts leaders: anyone involved in managing GPO and health system relationships or negotiating pricing and contracts
  • Group purchasing organization (GPO) professionals, regional purchasing coalition representatives, and healthcare supply chain leaders: anyone involved in contract negotiations, pricing management, and/or supplier relationships
  • Department leaders from related areas including IT and finance
  • Anyone else involved in healthcare product contracting

How You’ll Benefit

  • Learn what other organizations are doing to improve contract administration efficiency and pricing accuracy
  • Discuss best practices for contract management processes and timeliness
  • Learn new approaches for reducing errors, chargeback/rebate rejections, and rework
  • Gain insights for getting executive support for changes necessary to achieve key process improvements
  • Meet your counterparts from the “other side of the table” and build the relationships that will enable you to improve joint processes

Kudos From Last Year’s Attendees

  • Excellent opportunity to be part of “the solution” and to network with amazing people from the industry.
  • Great to be together and realize we all have the same issues.
  • Rare opportunity to discuss contracting issues with others in the industry experiencing similar issues.
  • HIDA is driving changes – it’s a great networking tool that will lead to business relationships that will also drive change.
  • This is the best conference I attend!
  • If you want to help improve price accuracy and reduce rework within the healthcare supply chain – please attend!

Registration and Pricing

Register online

Register by phone: 866-451-9367

Registration Fees

HIDA, HISCI, or HIDA Educational Foundation member:
$699 per person

Non-member: $1199 per person

Distributor Contact:

Kelley Taft»
Director, Membership

Membership Contact:

Cindy Chen»
Sr. Manager, Associates Program

Registration Policy

Space may be limited. Registration is first-come, first served. Registration forms sent without payment will not be processed. Any photos taken at this event are property of HIDA and can be published without permission in the HIDA materials.

Cancellation Policy

Participants must cancel in writing via mail, email or fax in order to request a refund, less a $35 processing fee. A full refund minus the processing fee will be available prior to March 19, 2019 and a 50% refund will be available between March 20, 2019 and April 4, 2019. While no refunds will be available after April 5, 2019, a company may substitute a registrant at any time without penalty.


Wednesday, April 17

(Times and topics subject to change.)

Welcome and Objectives | 1:30–1:40pm

Opening General Session | 1:40–2:45pm

Break | 2:45–3:10pm

Provider Case Study: Teaming Up to Tackle Discrepancies | 3:10–3:40pm

Working Roundtable #1 | 3:40–4:00pm

Exchange ideas and share insights with fellow attendees around everyday contracting issues:

  • Identify potential roadblocks and new ways for reaching process improvements
  • Understand different stakeholder viewpoints around predetermined, focused topics

Supplier Case Study | 4:00–4:30pm

HIDA Pricing Accuracy Initiative Update | 4:30–4:45pm

Elevating the Issues: Healthcare Supply Chain Collaborative Panel Insights | 4:45–5:30pm

Networking Reception | 5:30–7:00pm

Thursday, April 18

Networking Breakfast | 7:00–8:00am

Distributor Case Study: Removing Manual Inefficiency with Automation | 8:00 – 8:40am

Working Roundtable #2 | 8:40 – 9:00am

Exchange ideas and share insights with fellow attendees around everyday contracting issues

  • Identify potential roadblocks and new ways for reaching process improvements
  • Understand different stakeholder viewpoints around predetermined, focused topics

Industry Proof of Concept: Customer Identification Pilot Results | 9:00 – 9:45am

Break | 9:45 – 10:00am

Working Roundtable #3: Pricing Accuracy Workgroup Initiatives | 10:00 – 11:30am

Work on ongoing projects to develop standards and process improvements around topics including:

  • Member roster eligibility
  • GPO admin fee reporting
  • Customer identification and cross-referencing
  • Chargeback reconciliation

Roundtable Summaries and Report-Outs | 11:30am–12:00pm

Networking Lunch | 12:00–1:15pm

Technology Provider Case Study: Automation Strategies for Pricing Alignment Processes | 1:15–2:00pm

Closing Panel: Provider Contracting Levels, Options, and Implications | 2:00–2:50pm

Conference Summary and Wrap-Up | 2:50–3:00pm

Event Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities

Presenting Sponsor - $15,000 (member only)

Includes three registrations, exhibit table, session introduction, sponsor materials in attendee handout packet; and recognition in marketing, web, and onsite slides/signage as Presenting Sponsor.

Sponsor - $5,900 (member) | $9,900 (non-member)
Includes two registrations, exhibit table, recognition in marketing, web, and onsite slides/signage.

Supporter - $2,750 (member) | $6,500 (non-member)
Includes one registration, exhibit table, recognition in marketing, web, and onsite slides/signage.

Hotel Reservation Information – Book Today to Save!

Hyatt Regency Orlando Resort, Florida

Reserve Your Room: Call 888-421-1442, identify yourself as being with HIDA for the group rate.

Rate: $219, single or double, plus 13.625% tax per night.

Hotel Address: 9801 International Drive, Orlando FL 32819

Room Block Cut-Off: March 11, 2019. After the cutoff date, rooms will be booked on a space-available basis only and room rates are subject to change. Name changes on, or other transfers of, room reservations will not be accepted after the cut-off date.

Hotel Cancellation Policy: The cancellation policy is 72 hours prior to arrival date to avoid a 1 night room penalty fee. All no-shows are subject to a 1 night penalty fee.

Sponsorship Contact:

Julie Berry»
Director, Conferences & Sponsorship Sales

Event Contact:

Jeff Girardi»
Director, Industry Affairs