Wednesday, September 7, 2016

MDRP 2016: Why You Can’t Miss It

It’s hard to believe that we’re only about two weeks away from the 21st Annual Summit on the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program (MDRP 2016), arguably the biggest Government Pricing event of the year. This event always provides invaluable insight into the challenges facing the GP community, and this year is no different. Here are a few things that set MDRP 2016 apart from all the others.

First, the biggest names in Government Pricing will be in attendance. Not only will subject matter experts from law firms, consulting firms, and third party vendors be speaking, Knect365 (former IIR) has also secured a number of pharma industry speakers and panelists to share their experiences. Additionally, members of key federal agencies like HHS, HRSA and a number of state Medicaid agencies will provide clarity into their rules, regulations, and processes. Are you looking for assistance from external counsel but don’t know anyone? This is the perfect opportunity to get to know the true experts in the field. If you are looking for a GP system provider, in the process of implementing a system, or want to ensure your system has been updated to reflect recent rulemaking, walk through the exhibit hall and strike up a conversation with one of the many vendors who offer these types of services. And besides the great networking opportunity to find out how your organization compares to your peers, or to larger or smaller manufacturers, there are opportunities to attend panel discussions that present multiple viewpoints. And if you want to hear more about recent rulemaking directly from agency heads, this is the place.

Second, the MDRP 2016 offerings are more innovative and exciting than ever. This year, Knect365 (former IIR) has organized its sessions into streams like Fundamentals of Government Pricing Programs, 340B Guidance Symposia for Pharmaceutical Manufacturers, Generic Drug Manufacturers Workshop, and the AMP Rule Symposia. But you’re not “stuck” to one track. To help you pick the sessions that will best meet your needs, Knect365 has created a fantastic Interactive Agenda to allow you to mix and match the presentations right for you. The agenda even allows you to select the format, to allow you to identify presentations, panel discussions, and networking events. Don’t just pick a track and hope it tells you what you want to know. Pull up the interactive agenda before you head to MDRP and build your own customized track. If you are representing your GP team at the conference, you can also ask your teammates to pull up the agenda and create a wish list of sessions they would like you to attend. With its new agenda, Knect365 has given you the tools to ensure you won’t miss out – take advantage of it!

And last but not least, you just can’t miss MDRP 2016 because this year, after 6 years of holding our breaths, we finally got the AMP Final Rule we’d been waiting for! But it’s not just the AMP Rule GP teams have been talking about, this year we also got the 340B Drug Pricing Program Ceiling Price Proposed Rule, as well as a number of CMS Manufacturer Releases and FAQs that have been included in alerts by GPS. If all these changes in such a short period of time make your head spin, you’re not alone. Come to MDRP 2016 to make sure none of this information falls through the cracks, potentially putting your organization at risk.

We look forward to seeing you at MDRP 2016 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago. If you have not already registered, do so today and use code XP2158MISC to get an additional $100 off of the current registration fee. GPS will be onsite and blogging for the 2nd year in a row, so we look forward to seeing you there!

Medicaid Drug Rebate Program Summit 2016

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