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Contracting Department in Pharma

Discussion in 'Managed Care Specialists - General Discussion' started by Anonymous, Jul 31, 2009 at 8:14 PM.

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    Just curious if anyone could comment on where does the contracting department usually report into and has anyone outsourced the department and how is the relationship ?
     

  2. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Normally this department sits under finance but has sat in the managed markets sales/marketing teams. It makes more sense to sit in finance with compliance becoming such a large issue. IMS, Cognizant and others are pushing outsourcing of staff to perform cbks, rebates, claims validation, and other transactional type of activities. I suspect that in the next three years the transactional staff will be outsourced but the compliance activities like gp policy and calculation will be retained internally. Hope this helps.
     
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    Anonymous Guest

    I was in the Contracting department and we went thru an outsourcing process. Basically, pure processing is being outsourced or already has been, next is systems, meaning Software as a Service vs. buy a program and have in house IT service it- this is a great way to go. The analytics, legal, compliance, government, contract manager is staying in house- for now. Personally, the companies I have worked for it does not do well under Finance- no understanding of the business and moves to MC or a business analysis function under the business.