Agenda – 13th Clinical Trial Billing & Research Compliance Conference

  • PRECONFERENCE WORKSHOP DAY
  • DAY ONE
  • DAY TWO
  • MASTER CLASS

PRECONFERENCE WORKSHOP DAY

 SUNDAY, MARCH 3

 

WORKSHOP A

1:00PM – 5:00PM

Improv to Improve Teamwork, Patient Safety and Satisfaction

Candy Campbell, DNP, RN, CNL, CEP, FNAP, International Speaker, Award-Winning Actor, Filmmaker, and Author


WORKSHOP B

1:00PM – 5:00PM

Clinical Trial Billing Compliance Basics – A to Z

Kelly Willenberg, DBA, RN, CHRC, CHC, CCRP, President, KELLY WILLENBERG & ASSOCIATES


WORKSHOP C

1:00PM – 5:00PM

Clinical Trial Billing Auditing Advanced — A to Z

Wendy Portier, MSN, RN, CHC, CHRC, CMC, Consultant, KELLY WILLENBERG & ASSOCIATES
Cynthie Lawson, BSBM, CHRC, CPC, Consultant, KELLY WILLENBERG & ASSOCIATES

 


DAY ONE

 MONDAY, MARCH 4

8:00AM – 8:15AM

Welcome by Conference Chair and Opening Plenary Remarks: Current Issues in Clinical Trial Billing Compliance
Kelly Willenberg, DBA, RN, CCRP, CHRC, CHC, President, KELLY WILLENBERG & ASSOCIATES

8:15AM – 9:15AM

Panel: Deep Dive Into the Medicare Contractors World
Moderator:
Kelly Willenberg, DBA, MBA, BSN, CCRP, CHRC, CHC, President, KELLY WILLENBERG & ASSOCIATES

Panelists:
Olatokunbo Awodele, M.D., MPH, Contractor Medical Director, Jurisdiction J6, NATIONAL GOVERNMENT SERVICES (invited)
Sunil V. Lalla, M.D., FACS, Medical Director, Jurisdictions H & L, NOVITAS SOLUTIONS, INC. (invited)

9:15AM – 10:00AM

“It Depends”: What Are Sites Currently Experiencing and How Are They Reacting?
Ryan Meade, J.D., Director , Center for Compliance Studies, LOYOLA UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO SCHOOL OF LAW
Cynthia E. Boyd, M.D., MBA, VP, Corporate Compliance and Chief Compliance Officer, RUSH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER

10:00AM – 10:30AM

Networking Break

10:30AM – 11:15AM

The Integral Role of Ethics and Corporate Compliance in Your Research Billing Program
Kate Cohen, J.D., CHRC, CIP, Research Compliance Director, Office of Corporate Business Integrity, MEDSTAR HEALTH
Dr. Quincy J. Byrdsong, Ed.D., CIP, CCRP, Executive Director for Research Administration, WellStar Research Institute, WELLSTAR HEALTH SYSTEM

11:15AM – 12:00PM

Research Billing Compliance…It’s Complicated!
Christine Nelson, Director, Office of Clinical Trials, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL
Terry Novchich, Director, College of Medicine Clinical Trials Office, PENN STATE UNIVERSITY

12:00PM – 1:00PM

Luncheon

1:00PM – 1:45PM

All the World’s a Stage: Secrets to Improving Your Interprofessional Communication Skills
Candy Campbell, DNP, RN, CNL, CEP, FNAP, International Speaker, Award- Winning Actor, Filmmaker, and Author

1:45PM – 2:00PM

What Are the Challenges Sponsors Face in Trying to Be Cognizant of “Billing Compliance”?
Heather Kemp, Consultant, Trial Capabilities, ELI LILLY AND COMPANY
Jeannie Cunningham, Clinical Study Manager, W.L. GORE & ASSOCIATES
Diva Miliáns, Senior Manager, Clinical Trial Reimbursement, HE&R Department, ABBOTT

2:00PM – 2:45PM

Getting on the Same Page: Standardizing Study Documentation Across the Research Enterprise
Rick Arlow, Founder and CEO, COMPLION, INC.

2:45PM – 3:30PM

Benefits to Using CTMS Enhancement in Billing Compliance
Suzanne Nicholl, Senior Account Manager, BIO-OPTRONICS, INC.

3:30PM – 4:00PM

Networking Break

4:00PM – 4:45PM

Excedrin Headache #42: When Documentation Doesn’t Support Medical Necessity
Denise Quint, CPC, CHC, CHRC, Research Compliance Analyst, Office of Compliance and Privacy, UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT MEDICAL CENTER
CENTER Stacey Medeiros, CHRC, Research Support Services, PROVIDENCE ALASKA MEDICAL CENTER

4:45PM – 5:30PM

Getting Paid: Hospital Challenges to Managing Accounts Receivable
Sean Walsh, MBA, ACHE, Director of Site Development, GUIDESTAR RESEARCH


DAY TWO

 TUESDAY, MARCH 5

8:00AM – 8:15AM

Chairperson’s Recap of Day One
Kelly Willenberg, DBA, RN, CCRP, CHRC, CHC, President, KELLY WILLENBERG & ASSOCIATES

8:15AM – 9:00AM

Creating Connection in the Face of Conflict
Lynne Franklin, Persuasive Communication Expert, Speaker, Author, WWW.LYNNEFRANKLIN.COM

9:00AM – 9:45AM

Investigational Device Billing Challenges
Elizabeth Rodríguez, M.S., RHIA, CHP, Associate Director, Office of Clinical Research Billing Compliance, JOHNS HOPKINS MEDICINE

9:45AM – 10:15AM

Networking Break

10:15AM – 11:00AM

CTMS and EMR Panel Discussion
Gerald Warren, Research Billing Specialist, MULTICARE INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
Suzanne Nicholl, Senior Account Manager, BIO-OPTRONICS, INC.
Gina Cravey, BSN, RN, CHRC, CCRC, Clinical Research Manager, HARRINGTON CANCER CENTER
Marie Jackson, Ph.D., MBA, Director, Clinical Research Billing, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO

11:00AM – 11:45AM

Coverage Analysis – The Price Is Right
Chris Longspaugh, Pharm.D., Consultant, KELLY WILLENBERG & ASSOCIATES

11:45AM – 12:45PM

Luncheon

12:45PM – 1:30PM

Using EPIC to Manage and Track Research Preauthorizations, Denials, and CED Claims
Anne Reedy, MBA, CRA, Executive Director, MULTICARE INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

1:30PM – 2:15PM

Escape the Waterfall: Downstream Vs. Upstream Revenue – How to Get a Return on Accounts Receivable
Liane Howey, Grant/Contract Officer IV, Sponsored Program Administration, WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY
Pam Lowery, Director, Clinical Research Finance, PFS CLINICAL
Maureen Mieczkowski, Director, Office of Clinical Trials, GREENVILLE HEALTH SYSTEM
Sean Walsh, MBA, ACHE, Director of Site Development, GUIDESTAR RESEARCH

2:15PM – 3:00PM

Physician Buy-In and Success
Justin B. McGoldrick, M.D., CMO, Research and Innovation, BON SECOURS MERCY HEALTH

3:00PM – 3:30PM

Networking Break

3:30PM – 4:15PM

Grants Management — It’s Not Rocket Science, or Is it?
Jessica Derr, CCRC, CRCP, CLINICAL RESEARCH CONSULTING (Invited)

4:15PM – 5:15PM

Roundtables A, B or C

Each conference participant selects a topic from the following list to discuss in an intimate setting. You can attend your choice of the three roundtables, and a roundtable moderator will guide the discussion. The intent of these roundtables is to provide relevant and detailed information and encourage groups to share best practices and lessons learned

Roundtable A: Study Clinical Teams

Roundtable B. Finance and Billing Teams

Roundtable C: Research and/or Healthcare Compliance Officers


MASTER CLASS

 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6

 

MASTER CLASS A

8:30AM – 11:30AM

Oncology Master Class Building Solid Infrastructure Around Billing Compliance for Your Oncology Program

Jenni Bachhofer, CHRC, Research Manager, CANCER SPECIALISTS OF NORTH FLORIDA
Bellinda Conte, M.S., Clinical Research/ VP Research and Clinical Integration Medicine and Science, CANCER TREATMENT CENTERS OF AMERICA
Roslyn Pierce, Manager, Oncology Research Program, INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH AND INNOVATION, MULTICARE HEALTH SYSTEM

MASTER CLASS B

8:30AM – 11:30AM

Crawl Before You Walk — Lessons Learned on Building a Billing Compliance Program

Michael Brechbuhler, Director — Research Business Services, OHIOHEALTH
Chris Bilamu, CPC, Research Coordinator, Revenue Cycle, BON SECOURS HEALTH SYSTEM
Joanne Krasnoff, Administrative Director, Clinical Translational Research Unit, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY


MASTER CLASS C

8:30AM – 11:30AM

Best Practices in Documentation: Medical Necessity, Consenting and Subject Injury, and Patient Stipends

Amber Leach, CCRP, B.S., B.A., Enterprise Director Research Compliance, SANFORD RESEARCH
Elisha Jastram, CPA, Research Manager, SANFORD RESEARCH
Nancy Howard, RN, BSN, CCRC, Consultant, KELLY WILLENBERG & ASSOCIATES




 

11:30AM – 1:00PM

Working Lunch