This webinar was recorded on Wednesday, Nov 18, 2020 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM EST

Managing the finances of a clinical research program can be a tricky experience, to say the least. Too often, research programs find themselves in the compromising situation of falling outside of billing compliance guidelines due to lack of a solidified billing plan. In this pre-recorded webinar, Maria Chester and Kelly Willenberg draw from years of experience in clinical research billing compliance. The two will review the risks involved within the clinical trial billing process and discuss how conducting a coverage analysis can save your research program from being threatened by billing compliance issues.

Specific areas covered are:

  • Clinical Trial Process and Rules
  • Deemed and Qualifying Definition
  • Comprehensive Coding
  • Standard of Care versus Research Items
  • NCDs & LCDs
  • Time & Effort

    About the Speakers:

    Maria M. Chester, RN, BSN, OCN, CCRP

    Maria Chester is VP of Operations at GuideStar. She brings more than 15 years of experience in healthcare and 11 years of experience in clinical research. Maria began her career in clinical research at the LSUHSC Scott Cancer Center as the Lead CRA for the MB-CCOP as well as Research Nurse at Ochsner Medical Center-Kenner, then Clinical Research Director for a three-hospital consortium. Her zeal for research and diverse knowledge make her an asset to GuideStar and our sites. She holds a BSN from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center.

    Kelly Willenberg DBA, MBA, BSN, CHRC, CHC, CCRP

    Kelly Willenberg is the owner of Kelly Willenberg, LLC. She has extensive knowledge in clinical trials management and research compliance, including nearly 35 years of clinical research experience and billing compliance. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, a Masters and a Doctorate in Business Administration. Kelly worked for over 12 years at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where she established the enterprise-wide billing compliance program at Vanderbilt and served as the first Director of Billing Compliance in 2002. She also served as the Director of the Clinical Trials Office for the Cancer Center.

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