The Training Challenges in Billing and Research Compliance

Clinical Researcher—March 2019 (Volume 33, Issue 3) PEER REVIEWED Kelly M. Willenberg, DBA, RN, CCRP, CHRC, CHC Clinical trial billing is the process of ensuring that, from the coverage analysis to a claim reimbursement, you have revenue integrity. From the negotiation of a budget and contract against the coverage analysis to the revenue charge review […]

Paying Subjects to Take Part in Research: A New Perspective on Coercion and Undue Influence

Clinical Researcher—March 2019 (Volume 33, Issue 3) PEER REVIEWED David Borasky, MPH, CIP; Jeffrey A. Cooper, MD, MMM; Kelly FitzGerald, PhD Under U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations and the International Council on Harmonization guidelines for Good Clinical Practice, for an institutional review board (IRB) to […]

Creating Accountability at Research Sites: Step by Step

Clinical Researcher—March 2019 (Volume 33, Issue 3) GOOD MANAGEMENT PRACTICE David J. Morin, MD, FACP, CPI, FACRP Accountability is the process by which an individual or organization is held responsible for a set of accepted rules. Sites should develop thorough accountability processes for the protection of subject welfare and data as a good management practice […]

Protecting Cash Flow: How Site Investigators and Staff Can Keep Site Payments on Track

Clinical Researcher—March 2019 (Volume 33, Issue 3) SITE STRATEGIES Shaun Williams, PMP Clinical site payment technology is moving steadily toward automated systems and processes to help sites and sponsors/contract research organizations (CROs) track expenses, resolve invoices, and reconcile payments. Until such technology is perfected, standardized, and widely deployed, however, sites especially must contend with a […]