80% of HEALTHCON attendees have their employer cover the registration cost and travel costs. We want to help you get to HEALTHCON and prove the value to your employer.

How to Convince Your Boss

Anyone who's been to HEALTHCON will tell you it's an incredible, career enhancing experience. But when you ask your employer to pick up the tab, we know you have to make a bold case for attending.

So here's a bit of advice on getting your manager or business decision maker to send you to HEALTHCON: It’s not about you. It's about how you AND the entire team - in fact, your company - will benefit from the information and insights you'll gain.

By leveraging the steps below, we feel confident you can make a game plan, create your story and leverage your communication skills.

Step 1Be Prepared
  • Review the full HEALTHCON 2017 agenda with over 80 sessions and map out your customized conference agenda. HEALTHCON offer tracks across a variety of topics and disciplines; choose a mix of sessions that benefit you personally and some that benefit your organization. You might even plan to show your manager the sessions and let them choose a few sessions they would like you to attend.
  • Download this persuasive letter for your boss. Include a few of the sessions you’d like to attend, and name-drop some speakers. Download the Session Catalog here.
  • Ready your argument that attending HEALTHCON will make you a bigger asset to your company.
  • Objection: "How do I know this is a credible conference and a good use of your time?"

    Your response: HEALTHCON is AAPC's annual national conference and this year is the 26th year in existence. Few conferences have been around that long and AAPC is the world's largest training and credentialing organization for the business of healthcare, at over 155,000 members.