What is in this article?:
- Practical Advice on Medical Meetings and the Sunshine Act
- Food and Beverage
CVB CEO offers tips on how to work with hotels and CVBs to lessen the pain of adhering to Sunshine Act requirements
Food and Beverage
Packaged Pricing: Develop a per diem program for physician-attended meetings similar to what state and federal governments follow. Don’t scrimp or splurge, but create standard meal platforms that adhere to regulation. A good guideline would be:
· $25 inclusive—breakfast
· $50 inclusive—lunch
· $100 inclusive—dinner and reception
You should be able to shift around pricing to meet your goals and objectives, as long as the total amount for food and beverage does not exceed $175 per day.
Flexibility: It’s important that meeting venues be flexible in both offerings and pricing, as long as the total amount is less than or equal to the pre-established menu pricing.
Billing: Packaged pricing also makes billing easier. A flat rate for breakfast—included as a line item in the costs of the conference—will apply equally to all attendees regardless of how much they eat.