Tuesday, September 15, 2015

This Won’t Be Like Your Father’s MDRP!

Are you still trying to decide if you’ll attend IIR’s 20th Annual MDRP in Chicago later this month? Do you need a few good reasons to give your boss so you can get approval? Trust me, this is one year you don’t want to miss. As always, it will be the largest event in the Government Pricing space, with the most speakers, government representations and MDRP executives all under one roof! But there are even more reasons to attend…

We all know that training is part of a solid compliance program and this year’s event can help meet that requirement. IIR has filled the agenda to ensure you’ll have the most comprehensive educational experience over the three days. You’ll hear from the actual government officials creating regulatory rules, the industry leaders interpreting them, and the pharmaceutical executives implementing them. And at the same time, you can compare notes with your peers to gain insight into industry best practices.

MDRP 2015 is also a platform to develop your company-specific comments on the 340B Mega Guidance, enabling your organization to potentially influence the outcome. In addition, we’re expecting the AMP Final Rule expected to be released this year and at MDRP 2015, you can get a head start on your compliance operations for the impending guidance implementation.

As always, there will be Pre-Conference Summits, providing a deeper dive into such topics as:
• Fundamentals of Government Pricing Programs + MDRP 101
• Pharmaceutical VA Contracting and Compliance Summit
• Town Hall between Manufacturers and States

If you, or someone you know, is new to Government Pricing, these are an excellent opportunity to learn a lot in a short span of time.

And best of all, there are new session styles and formats, including:
• Think Tanks/Innovator Showcase
• Fireside Chats
• Roundtable Discussions
• Rapid-Fire Sessions
• Benchmark Best Practices

If you need more reasons to attend, or more ammunition to convince your boss you should attend, please feel free to reach out to me. Katie Lapins, Government Pricing Specialists, LLC, 303.993.6456, K.Lapins@GP-Specialists.com. Save $100 off the current rate with the code XP2058BLOG - Register here. I look forward to seeing you in Chicago at MDRP!

Katie Lapins
Katie Lapins has worked in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries in the areas of commercial and government contracting, compliance, finance and sales operations for 15 years. As a consultant, Katie’s areas of primary focus are government programs, corporate compliance and commercial operations. Within these areas, she has developed policies and procedures, assisted manufacturers with voluntary disclosures/restatements, led audits and assessments, calculated and submitted statutory pricing requirements (AMP, BP, ASP, Non-FAMP, PHS and TRICARE), processed Medicaid/ SPAP/ Supplemental invoices, validated PHS eligibility, handled Class of Trade projects with over 100K entities, and created training for onsite and web-based instruction for 2 – 200 employees. Katie’s experience within the industry includes government contract administration, pricing analysis, commercial operations, specialty pharmaceutical distribution agreements and commercial contract management.