University of Massachusetts Medical School

  • Clinical Research Coverage Analyst

    Minimum Salary US-MA-Worcester
    Job Location 1 month ago(2/15/2019 3:20 PM)
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    Non Union Position -W60- Non Unit Professional
  • Overview

    POSITION SUMMARY:                                                  

    Under the general direction of the Director, Office of Clinical Research or designee, the Clinical Research Coverage Analyst will provide day-to-day support and guidance for clinical investigators and research staff when conducting Medicare coverage analysis determinations   The position will also act as a liaison with all UMMS clinical partners, providing support to study team members to ensure electronic medical record clinical research charge review is conducted in accordance with applicable UMMS policies and procedures.




    Coverage Analyses Support

    • Responsible For ensuring that all coverage analyses are created in accordance with Medicare's clinical Trial Policy (NCD 310.1). Assists investigator and study team member with determination.
    • Responsible For ensuring that all trials requiring QCT status are documented in OnCore according to institutional guidance.
    • Advise research staff/study teams with the interpretation of related guidance, appropriate identification of procedures and their effects on research billing.

    UMMHC/Clinical Liaison

    • Provide support to clinical study teams for Epic research billing review.
    • Coordinate with UMMHC and other clinical partners to obtain pricing for all needed services
    • Monitor Epic Research Manager Dashboard to ensure timely response/review of clinical research charges
    • Act as a liaison with UMMHC to resolve Epic billing review issues.


    Quality Assurance

    • Ensure consistency of the coverage analysis with the protocol, the informed consent form template, the budget and the contract payment terms                               

    Education & Training

    • Develop review and revise applicable training materials, job aids, SOPs and policies as assigned.
    • Act as educational resource for study team members for clinical procedure pricing, QCT & Coverage Analysis questions
    • Provide support for CCTS/OCR and ITCTMS training sessions as needed



    • Provide support to ensure that relevant CCTS/OCR metrics are captured accurately and in a timely manner                



    • Bachelor's Level Degree or equivalent
    • 3 - 5 years
    • Experience in Clinical Research Operations, medical terminology

    Additional Information

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:                                                  

    HCPCS/CPT, FDA regulations, knowledge of Medicare Coverage decisions


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