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HIDA Members Participate on Pricing Accuracy Panel

HIDA Members Participate on Pricing Accuracy Panel

It’s no secret that the current state of healthcare contracting is a fragmented and costly one for all involved: distributors, manufacturers, group purchasing organizations, and providers. HIDA members have spoken at a number of industry events about the need for better contract synchronization, communication, and efficiency among supply chain trading partners. Here’s one example: Steve [...]

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Posted in: Best Practices, Member Spotlights

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Does Buying Direct Save Money?

Does Buying Direct Save Money?

I hear stories all the time from distributors whose provider customers consider pursuing direct purchasing agreements with manufacturers for certain medical products. The idea is that buying direct will reduce costs, improve service, and drive supply chain efficiencies. The reality, however, is that unforeseen direct costs (minimum ordering, freight, expediting) and indirect costs (purchasing, accounts [...]

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Posted in: Best Practices, Case Studies, Cost Management

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