HIDA Contract Administration Conference audience seated at tables

Improve Processes. Reduce Costs. Achieve Pricing Accuracy.

The Healthcare Supply Chain Collaborative’s annual Contract Administration Conference brings together contract administration professionals from across the healthcare supply chain – distributors, manufacturers, GPOs, and providers – working together to improve processes, reduce costs, and achieve pricing accuracy. Participants gain ideas for improving their day-to-day methods and discover ways to collaborate with their trading partners to reduce pricing mistakes and rework. If you’re involved in negotiating or administering pricing, chargebacks, or both – you need to attend!

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

What Types Of Organizations Participate?
IDNs, Health Systems & Other Providers
Healthcare Distributors
Medical Product Manufacturers
Group Purchasing Organizations
Regional Purchasing Coalitions
Technology & Solutions Providers
Who Should Attend
  • Contact administrators: healthcare industry professionals involved in contract administration or pricing management for medical products
  • Chargeback/rebates managers
  • National accounts leaders: managing GPO and health system relationships or negotiating pricing and contracts
  • Healthcare supply chain leaders: 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
  • Gain ideas for improving contract management, pricing administration, and chargeback processing
  • Meet your counterparts from “the other side of the table” and build the relationships with trading partners that will enable you to improve joint processes
  • Participate in working discussions aimed at identifying ways to improve pricing accuracy
  • Advance industry best practices in areas like customer identification, contract notifications, and chargeback management
  • Connect with peers to discuss your challenges and brainstorm solutions
  • Achieve results by reducing rework and increasing price alignment with your trading partners
Kudos From 2022 Attendees
  • “It was a great venue, fantastic topics, wonderful insights and I was able to take a great deal of knowledge from the sessions. I am looking forward to attending again next year, and plan to bring a few of my colleagues with me!”
  • “This conference is the most applicable to my role I have ever attended.”
  • “Attending as a new leader in this space opened my eyes to the gaps in our process as well as the improvements that are necessary for our business. I am leaving this conference energized to standardize our process and make ourselves easier to do business with.”
  • “Great way to build long lasting relationships within the healthcare industry with trading partners truly interested in improving pricing accuracy.”
  • “Great event that focuses on moving the industry forward, through collaboration and candid dialogue throughout.”
  • “All the content was so relevant to my role. Not a detail was missed. Excellent communication prior to, during, and after.”
  • “Being exposed to so many different points of view had my mind exploding with ideas to take back to implement process improvements.”
Bring Your Team

Bringing your team to the Conference Administration Conference is a great way to invest in their professional development. They’ll learn to speak the language of pricing accuracy, gain technical and leadership skills, and meet trading partners face-to-face.

New This Year: Pre-Conference Workshop: Introduction To Healthcare Contract Administration
A great way to introduce newer team members to contract and pricing fundamentals before they dive into the main event

Group Discounts: If you’d like to bring a team, contact us.

Distributor Contact:

Meagan Roloff

Meagan Roloff»
Director, Membership – Acute, Physician & Lab
703-838-6100

Manufacturer Contact:

Cindy Chen

Cindy Chen, MS»
Director, Associates Program
703-838-6114

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.

Contact:

Manpreet Kaur Sandhu

Manpreet Kaur Sandhu»
Program Manager, Healthcare Supply Chain Collaborative
703-838-6106

Contract Administration Conference

The Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA) is committed to a respectful and safe experience for all participants, regardless of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, and any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. HIDA does not tolerate discrimination, intolerance, harassment, or aggression at any HIDA event, either in person or via electronic communications. Any discriminatory, harassing, inappropriate, or aggressive behavior should be reported to an employee of HIDA or to the event staff immediately. Anyone engaged in inappropriate behavior is subject to removal from the event at HIDA’s discretion.