American Bar Association
Section of Public Contract Law: HEALTH CARE CONTRACTING

Section of Public Contract Law:


Identifies areas relating to public contract issues in health care law and monitors the progress of legislative efforts to reform the health care system.

Welcome & Upcoming Meetings

Thank you for visiting the ABA Health Care Contracting Committee. The Committee reviews public contract law issues related to health care law and monitors the progress of legislative efforts to reform the health care system, as it relates to procurement law. For information about the committee, contact any of the Co-Chairs listed below.

NEXT MEETING: Thursday, March 19, 2015, (rescheduled from February 26) 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Identifying, Avoiding, and Mitigating OCIs/PCIs in the Medicare Program

Our March meeting will include a discussion of organizational and personal conflicts of interest as they apply to services contracts supporting the Medicare program. Rod Benson of Benson Advisory Services, formerly the Director of the Office of Acquisition and Grants Management for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and Dan Graham of Wiley Rein will lead the meeting. The discussion will focus on unique areas of OCI/PCI concern in the Medicare program, CMS’s historical approach to conflicts of interest, and CMS’s proposed changes to its standard conflicts of interest contract clause.

The meeting will be held on Thursday, March 19, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET, at Wiley Rein LLP, 1776 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20006. Lunch will be served at the price of $10.00 per person. Please RSVP to Toni Thorne at

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting. If you wish to participate by phone, please use the following dial-in:

Dial-in: 1-877-211-3621
Access Code: 155 394 4063

In addition, if you know of anyone else who is interested in participating in Committee activities or attending this meeting, please let us know so that we may invite them.

In the News

Everywhere you look, government health care is in the news, but what events directly affect government contractors? Check here for news and events pertinent to health care contractors working in the public sector.

Save the Date

October 22-23, 2013

For the ABA Section of Public Contract Law

6th Biennial Federal Drug Pricing Conference

Evolution of Contracting and Pricing Requirements for

Drugs and Devices Under the

VA’s Federal Supply Schedule Contracts

As in years past, this program is designed to provide information critical to manufacturers of pharmaceuticals and medical devices on the array of ever-changing requirements, issues, and nuances presented by the VA Federal Supply Schedule Program. The scope of the sessions ranges from the government drug pricing calculations to government contract compliance issues.

A highly focused group of government representatives, industry leaders, and lawyers and consultants who are subject matter experts are well positioned to provide a comprehensive in-depth program that will prove to be useful to pricing, legal, and compliance teams, as well as those managing those functions. Further, we will provide guidance on trends, best-practices and thoughts on how to operate successfully in this highly regulated environment.

Among other topics, we will cover:

  • The Veterans Heath Care Act and a Short Introduction to the FSS Program
  • Basic and Advanced Non-FAMP and FCP Calculation Issues — The Good, the Bad and the Difficult
  • Audits and Mandatory Disclosures — What Does the VA OIG expect, what other companies are doing, and how one can be better prepared
  • Trade Agreements Act (TAA) challenges for the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Industry — API, Substantial Transformation, and US Customs Rulings
  • TRICARE and the FSS Contract — Summary of the past and current state
  • Critical Elements of Government Contract Clauses — Compliance is not optional!

WHEN: October 22-23, 2013

WHERE: Sheraton Pentagon City (Starwood)

900 S. Orme Street

Arlington, VA 22204

For more information, please contact Marilyn Neforas at 312-988-5596 or

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