Show Your Supervisor How You Both Will Benefit
Need to convince your boss to invest in your attendance at the Contract Administration Conference?
It seems like a no-brainer: it’s the only industry event focused exclusively on pricing management for healthcare products, it get consistently high ratings from attendees, and it’s packed with insights!
But if you need ideas for making your case, here’s some advice from experts. When you propose a conference for approvals, don’t focus on how much you want to go. Instead, focus on what you will specifically bring back to the organization as payback for the investment.*
Your request is likely to be stronger if you include specifics about:
- Session content. Which conference sessions are most relevant to your organization and your role? How do they tie to problems you are trying to overcome?
- Best practices. Does your organization fully understand and embrace industry standards for contract administration practices? If so, it’s your opportunity to advance industry adoption by interacting with your counterparts from other companies. And if not, this is the place to learn.
- Vendor contacts. What trading partners are you likely to interact with? What vendor sponsors do you plan to visit?
- Results. If you gain an idea that allows you to reduce pricing errors, better manage contract eligibility, increase chargeback approvals – how much is that worth to your organization in staff time savings? In increased revenue?
Be sure to invite your supervisor to join you at the conference if it’s a fit for them. And if they can’t attend, make sure they know you’ll bring back plenty of notes and business cards, and share what you learn with both the supervisor and teammates.
*Source: Mike Doyle, How to Justify Conference Attendance
Invite Your Trading Partners
Participating at the Contract Administration Conference tends to create believers. So if you want your vendors or other trading partners to understand and embrace best practices in pricing accuracy, invite them to the event! If you want HIDA’s help, just let us know – we’re happy to add your industry contacts to our invitation list.