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340B Compliance Workshop

November 12 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm MST



Registration and Continental Breakfast

Welcome and Introductions
Larry Tisdale, Executive Director, Healthcare Business Ventures & John Bretz, Director of Strategic Relations, SUNRx

9:15a – 10:15a
340B Legislative and Regulatory Update
Aimee Kuhlman, Senior Associate Director, Federal Relations, American Hospital Association

10:15a – 10:30a

10:30a – 11:45a
340B Innovation in Contract Pharmacy, Split Billing, and Discount Cards for the Uninsured
Christopher Giese, Vice President, Pharmacy and Affiliate Solutions, SUNRx

11:45a – 12:30p

12:30p – 1:30P
340B Compliance and Additional Savings
Aaron Lott, PharmD, President, AuthorityRx

1:30p – 3:00p
PANEL DISCUSSION: Marketing and Money: Linking New Products, Services and ROI
Moderator: John Bretz
Panelists: Aaron Lott; Aimee Kuhlman; Carisa McGehee, 340B Director, Saint Alphonsus Health System; and, Scott Milner, Director of Purchasing, St. Luke’s Health System

When developing new products and services, healthcare professionals must have a comprehensive understanding of their customers – their needs, values and communication preferences. Accordingly, a well thought out marketing strategy must continuously measure effectiveness and make appropriate adjustments.

The two areas of focus for the panel discussion are:

1. strategic communications considerations in “telling your 340B story”; and,

2. specific hospital initiatives that provide good candidates to tell your story — those that provide value for vulnerable populations and also provide opportunity for ROI if possible.

Safety net providers struggle to stretch scarce resources to provide crucial services to their patients while meeting their bottom line. It does not have to be this way. When managed compliantly, the 340B program does what it was intended to do: secure the financial future of safety net organizations who serve the nation’s vulnerable population.

The 340B program can have a significantly positive impact for providers, their patients, and their communities if providers know how to administer and manage the program effectively.

The subject matter experts for this workshop will be presenting insights for safety net providers to tap into the benefits of the 340B program, including increasing financial support that enables providers to provide better care, improve patient outcomes, and help the indigent/uninsured gain access to the discounted medications they need.

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Outline major regulatory and legislative developments in 340B;
  • Identify opportunities to expand the 340B program in a compliant manner;
  • Learn best practices in telling your organization’s 340B story; and,
  • Identify the tools to successfully build awareness and influence key leaders on the significance of the 340B program to your organization.

John Bretz is an accomplished health care executive with extensive subject matter experience in health care supply chain, distribution channel optimization, product development, population health, strategic marketing, and health care consumerism. Bretz spent over 25 years in executive leadership with Assurant Health where he was responsible for 17 states and spent over five years utilizing his experience as a Black Belt Six Sigma with ICF International (large consulting company) working in both commercial and government health care sectors. Bretz now is responsible for leading SUNRx’s strategic business partner relationships and strategies.

Aimee Kuhlman has been a member of the Federal Relations department at the American Hospital Association (AHA) since 2011. In addition to advocating the full range of AHA’s legislative and regulatory agenda, her specific issue areas include post-acute care and the 340B Drug Pricing Program. Prior to her work at the AHA, she spent eight years on Capitol Hill, working as a health care staffer for Congressman Jim McCrery (R-LA) and Doctor Bill Cassidy (R-LA). Kuhlman graduated from the Louisiana State University with a Bachelor’s of Arts in mass communication and from the Johns Hopkins University with a Master’s of Business Administration in health care management.

Aaron Lott, PharmD, is President of AuthorityRx. AuthorityRX is a pharmacy consulting company based in Kansas City. Lott is an innovative strategic leader with a successful track record of leading CEOs, corporate boards, and senior executives to drive transformational change and profitable growth through their communities and organizations. His areas of focus are population health, value-based care, health plan operations, pharamcy benefit manager (PBM) evaluation and selection, specialty pharmacy strategies, 340B consulting and optimization and retail pharmacy.

Christopher Giese led eAudit Solutions beginning in 2016. The company was founded in 2005, serving hundreds of customers across the country with Split Billing and Invoice Analysis programs. eAudit Solutions was acquired in 2017 by SUNRx, and the growing company now provides a full spectrum of 340B technologies and services.

Prior to eAudit Solutions, Giese was Vice President for Tennessee Hospital Association. In that role, he developed programs for member hospitals in pharmaceutical distribution, Performance Improvement, 340B retail networks, and its subsidiary GPO, through THA Solutions Group. Giese also oversaw THA’s non-profit 340B advocacy, policy management and education for member hospitals, and led the development of strategies for population health management.

Giese earned his MBA from McKendree University in Louisville, KY. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).

Individuals from 340B eligible providers to include: CEOs, C-Suite, Pharmacy Managers/Directors, and Marketing/PR and encouraged to attend.

A room block is being held at the Springhill Suites by Marriott Boise – Parkcenter through 10/21/19. The conference rate is $102/night + tax. To make a reservation, call 208.342.1044 and mention the Idaho Hospital Association. Reservations may also be made online.

The hotel offers complimentary airport shuttle service for hotel guests, as well as shuttle service to the downtown core.

Parking at the hotel is complimentary; however, the hotel assumes no liability for any damage to vehicles or for valuables left in vehicles in their parking lot.

Official check-in time is 3:00 p.m.; check-out is 12:00 p.m.

Registration is required by 5:00 p.m. MT on 11/5/19.

This program offers up to 5.0 hours of continuing education or 6.0 credits* / 1 hour Ethics CPE.

The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) has awarded 1.5 ACHE Face-to-Face Credits for the afternoon panel through the Idaho Healthcare Executive Forum (IHEF). 


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November 12
8:30 am - 3:00 pm (MST)
Free – $50


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(208) 489-1409


Springhill Suites by Marriott – Boise Parkcenter
424 E. Parkcenter Blvd.
Boise, ID 83706 United States
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