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Finance and Billing

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2019 Agenda


Saturday, September 28, 1:40-2:25                                      

Risky Business: Successfully Using a Risk-Based Approach 
to Clinical Trial Management

Using Variable Funding to Pay for Fixed Costs: How to Cover your Staffing Costs with Industry Funding 

Funding the costs of staffing to build your clinical research program can feel like an impossible feat. Industry-sponsored clinical trials with “per patient” budgets are incredibly difficult to plan for and often struggle to cover staffing costs.  This talk will focus on strategies to create budgets and manage finances that effectively support staffing costs with industry funding, along with best practices for optimizing your staffing model. 125

Presenter: Jennifer Goldfarb, MSN, RN, CCRP, Data Monitoring Committee Lead, ACI Clinical

Track: Finance and Billing


Saturday, September 28, 2:30-3:15                                     

Business Building Blocks of a Billing Process

This session will discuss the purpose of having a good business practice in place for doing trials. Understand the elements needed and how your site can better provide the infrastructure necessary for revenue integrity. 127

Presenter: Kelly Willenberg, DBA, RN, CHRC, CHC, CCRP, CEO, Kelly Willenberg LLC

Track: Finance and Billing


Saturday, September 28, 3:45-4:30                                   

Timeline Reduction: Contract Review and Negotiation Process

Ms. Burch-Williams will discuss document quality management processes in conjunction with collaborative efforts. The collaboration workspace will be targeted in this presentation to identify appropriate timelines and process streaming. This allows for document tracking and visibility to eliminate bottlenecks in the process while allowing all associated parties to weigh in on content. 129

Presenter: Joy McElroy, BS, Director of Training, Maynard Consulting Company

Track: Finance and Billing


Saturday, September 28, 4:35-5:20                                   

Leveraging Data to Drive Decisions & Maximizing the Health System Revenue Cycle

Data is a powerful tool that can be leveraged to drive key decisions for the health system. Ms. Veazie will discuss various data elements, metrics, and key performance indicators that aid the health system with making key decisions about their research portfolio. Using denials management is one example of leveraging the data to build robust Medicare coverage analysis; thus, increasing revenue for the health system. The presentation will provide attendees with information to develop staffing models and productivity models. 131

Presenter: Mary Veazie, MBA, CPA, CHC, CHRC, Executive Director, Clinical Research Finance, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Track: Finance and Billing