Agenda – 14th Clinical Trial Billing & Research Compliance Conference

  • PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP DAY
  • DAY ONE
  • DAY TWO
  • MASTER CLASS DAY

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP DAY

 

 

WORKSHOP A

1:00PM – 5:00PM

Demystifying Policy and Procedure Writing to Promote Compliance: A Practical Approach

Wendy Portier, MSN, RN, CHC, CHRC, CMC, Consultant, KELLY WILLENBERG & ASSOCIATES
Karen A. Hartman, MSN, CHRC, Administrator — Research Compliance, Integrity and Compliance Office, Assistant Professor of Health Care Administration, MAYO CLINIC COLLEGE OF MEDICINE & SCIENCE

WORKSHOP B

1:00PM – 5:00PM

Advanced Clinical Trials Coverage Analysis Questions and Answers

Kelly Willenberg, DBA, RN, CCRP, CHRC, CHC, President, KELLY WILLENBERG & ASSOCIATES
Chris Longspaugh, Pharm.D., Consultant, KELLY WILLENBERG & ASSOCIATES

WORKSHOP C

1:00PM – 5:00PM

Building Clinical Research Infrastructure Into a Private Practice

Alicia Drew, MSN, RN, CNL, Operations and Research, RADIOLOGY IMAGING ASSOCIATES, PC
Tiffany Talley, Senior Manager, Physician Operations, RADIOLOGY IMAGING ASSOCIATES, PC
Kelly Ritter, Manager Clinical Research, SUMMIT MEDICAL GROUP

 

5:00PM – 5:00PM

Workshop Day Concludes


DAY ONE

 

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 – 9:00AM

What Does a PI Want in Their Team Members?
David Carbone, M.D., Professor of Medicine in the Division of Medical Oncology, THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

9:00AM – 10:00AM

Subject Stipends and Compliance
Ryan Meade, J.D., Fellow (Law and Ethics), UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

10:00AM – 10:30AM

Networking Break

10:30AM – 11:15AM

Tools for Staff Assignment and Time Prediction for the Efficient Management of Clinical Trials
Michelle Adams, Ph.D., MHI, CCRP, Director, Office for Clinical and Translational Research, CINCINNATI CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
Nichole Kamos, RN, BSN, CPN, Clinical Trial Support Research Nurse Manager, CINCINNATI CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

11:15AM – 12:00PM

Panel Discussion — Drug Compendia and Pitfalls in Looking at Off-Label Uses and the National Coverage Decision
Moderator: Kelly Willenberg, DBA, RN, CCRP, CHRC, CHC, President, KELLY WILLENBERG & ASSOCIATES
Kristin H. West, J.D., M.S., Chief Compliance Officer, Office of Compliance, EMORY UNIVERSITY
Chris Longspaugh, Pharm.D., Consultant, KELLY WILLENBERG & ASSOCIATES
Amanda Miller, Manager, Quality and Development, PFS CLINICAL

12:00PM – 1:00PM

Luncheon

1:00PM – 2:15PM

Deep Dive Into the Medicare Contractors World
Moderator: Kelly Willenberg, DBA, MBA, BSN, CCRP, CHRC, CHC, Presiden, KELLY WILLENBERG & ASSOCIATES
Panelists
Olatokunbo Awodele, M.D., Contractor Medical Director, NATIONAL GOVERNMENT SERVICES (INVITED)
Sunil V. Lalla, M.D., FACS, Medical Director, Jurisdictions H & L, NOVITAS SOLUTIONS, INC. (INVITED)

2:15AM – 3:00AM

Leveraging CTMS and Technology
Dawn N. Pittinger, MBA, CHRC, CRCP, Clinical Research Solutions — Senior Account Manager, BIO-OPTRONICS

3:00PM – 3:30PM

Networking Break

3:30PM – 4:15PM

Choosing the Right eRegulatory Solution
Rick Arlow, Founder and CEO, COMPLION, INC.

4:15PM – 5:00PM

Panel Discussion — Operational Optimization to Maximize Revenue While Being Compliant
Al Peters, Managing Partner of ClinX, Parent Company of ClinEdge, BTC Network, GUIDESTAR RESEARCH
Jeanna Julo, B.A., CCRP,, Quality Improvement and Compliance Office, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN FRANCISCO
Gabriella Neff, RHIA, CHC, CHRC, CHPC, Research Compliance Officer, MOFFITT CANCER CENTER

5:15PM – 6:15PM

End of Day One


DAY TWO

 

7:30AM – 8:00AM

Continental Breakfast

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

Clinical Research Insurance Preauthorization: How Centralized Resources Support Study Team, Compliance, and Revenue Cycle Stakeholders
Scott Streibich, MBA, MHS, CHRC, CBE, Research Compliance Operations Director, JOHNS HOPKINS MEDICINE

9:00AM – 9:45AM

Institutional Buy-in and Culture Change to Support Compliant Billing
Jennifer L. Eaton, Ph.D., CHRC, Vice President, Research, Sponsored Programs and Innovation, SUMMA HEALTH

9:45AM – 10:15AM

Networking Break

10:15AM – 11:00AM

Implementation of a 100% Charge Review Process
Isaiah Costner, Billing Reconciliation and Quality Analyst, Clinical Trials Finance Office, ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL

11:00AM – 11:45AM

BCBS Massachusetts Research Billing Audit
Johanna Chesley, Director, Clinical Trials Office, BOSTON MEDICAL CENTER

11:45AM – 12:30PM

Increasing Your Bottom Line and Strategies to Grow Your Research Department
Al Peters, Managing Partner of ClinX, Parent Company of ClinEdge, BTC Network, GUIDESTAR RESEARCH

12:30PM – 1:30PM

Luncheon

1:30PM – 2:15PM

CTMS and General Ledger Financial Interfaces — A Panel Discussion
Candice Vance, MEDSTAR GEORGETOWN
Dawn N. Pittinger, MBA, CHRC, CRCP, Clinical Research Solutions — Senior Account Manager, BIO-OPTRONICS
Johanna Chesley, Director, Clinical Trials Office, BOSTON MEDICAL CENTER
Alyssa Neimark, Research Financial Analyst, CARLE FOUNDATION HOSPITAL

2:15PM – 3:00PM

Brightening the Sunshine Act: Research Physician Payments and Conflicts of Interests
Marti Thurman, Research Legal Counsel, NORTON HEALTHCARE
Christine LeBoeuf, DNP, OCN, CCRC, CHRC, Sr. Director, Dean of Research, Office of Research and Grants, OUR LADY OF THE LAKE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

3:00PM – 3:45PM

Sponsors Can Help Sites With Billing Compliance
Jennifer Kellen, Account Director, Investigator Grants, EXELIXIS

3:45PM – 4:15PM

Networking Break

4:15PM – 5:00PM

Integrating a Research Discount Using Your Organization’s Master Fee Schedule During MCA Development for Both Drug and Device Trials
Christine Leone, RN, CCRC, Manager, Clinical Trials Heart and Vascular, Multi-Specialt, ESSENTIA INSTITUTE OF RURAL HEALTH

5:00PM – 5:15PM

Conference Wrap up

5:15PM – 5:15PM

End of Main Conference


MASTER CLASS DAY

 

 

MASTER CLASS A

8:30AM – 12:00PM

Look Before You Leap: Discovering Your Village in Pediatric Research Compliance

Lorna Lasure, Manager — Pediatric Academics and Research, PRISMA HEALTH UPSTATE
Liz Meng, MBA, Budget and Billing Manager (Clinical Trials), Research Administration, CHILDREN’S RESEARCH INSTITUTE — THE CHILDREN’S MERCY HOSPITAL
David Staley, MA, Research Compliance Officer, Compliance and Business Ethics, CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL COLORADO
Venise J. Shazier, CHRC, Research Compliance Manager, RADY CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
* There will be a 30-minute break during these sessions.

MASTER CLASS B

8:30AM – 12:00PM

Research Billing Compliance Program Kit of Parts: Extensible, Scalable, Reconfigurable

David Whaley, J.D., Contracts Administration Officer, Clinical Trials Office, LSU HEALTH NEW ORLEANS
Linda Sherriff, RN, MHA, CCRC, Director of Clinical Research, LEXINGTON MEDICAL CENTER
Jennifer Lanter, RN, BSN, CCRC, MSPH,, Director Revenue Cycle Clinical Support, Director Research Billing Office, THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY – JAMES CANCER HOSPITAL AND SOLOVE RESEARCH INSTITUTE

MASTER CLASS C

8:30AM – 12:00PM

Pitfalls and Paragons in Building and Implementing Oncology Billing Programs

Jennifer Sexton, MHA, CCRC, Director, Research Operations, Oncology and Regulatory, OHIOHEALTH RESEARCH & INNOVATION INSTITUTE
Christy Gilchrist, Ph.D., Director of Cancer Research Institute, HSHS ST. VINCENT HOSPITAL
Kathleen R. Hurtado, R.Ph., Director, Office of Research Administration, CANCER TREATMENT CENTERS OF AMERICA

 

12:00PM – 1:00PM

Working Lunch