Under limited supervision, and with the latitude for initiative and independent judgment, performs, coordinates, and manages the creation and outsourcing of billing analysis in accordance with the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) regulations and the Clinical Trial Policy for all clinical trials. The billing analysis must be compliant with the Medicare billing rules.
This position also serves as liaison with the investigators, research teams, healthcare providers, budgeting and contracting offices at UMMS and UMB, and in coordination with departmental clinical trial management processes. This position works with various systems including Epic and HPM Explorer for the purpose of segregating charges to ensure compliant billing for research services as well as providing pricing for budgeting purposes.
Principal Responsibilities and Tasks
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Creates coverage analysis grids and analyzes the performance of the actual coverage analysis.
Performs basic and complex billing and budget analysis in accordance with CMS regulations for all clinical trials performed at UMMS affiliates and FPI practice offices and clinics.
Applies CMS regulations, FDA guidance, and ethical policies when performing coverage analysis.
Develops the coverage analysis including reviewing each potentially billable item within the clinical trial and citing specific resources for justification of the appropriate designations.
Applies the appropriate CDM and/or CPT codes for potentially billable items in the coverage analysis in order to assist in the management of claims review, as well as identifying items that are to be billed to the sponsor via the budgeting and contract teams at the Office of Research and Development (ORD) at University of Baltimore (UMB).
Collaborates with research teams in performing the coverage analysis, as well as facilitating the clinical trial management process involving UMB, UMMS, and FPI.
Researches and applies regulations and law related to Medicare regulations, OIG regulations, FDA guidance, and related compliance documents using various resources including computer search modalities.
Synchronizes the final coverage analysis with appropriate final study documents.
Triages coverage analysis requests to our coverage analysis vendor when applicable. Acts as the intermediary between the vendor and the study teams during coverage analysis creation, tracks progress, and reports results.
Researches and applies policies, guidance and guidelines from various sources including federal, state, UMMS and the University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB).
Responsible for the dissemination of relevant documents and information to various parties.
Serves as liaison and contact with the clinical research teams and healthcare providers.
Segregates charges in Epic by distinguishing research charges billed to the study versus those research charges that can be billed to insurance.
Reviews and resolves invoice discrepancies with the Central Billing Office and the study teams,
Creates Epic RSH Records and Fee Schedules for each research study.
Performs monthly coverage analysis and charge segregation audits to ensure ongoing compliance.
Other duties as assigned.
MUST HAVE: Experience in clinical trial coverage analysis.
This is a fully remote opportunity, no travel required.
The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) serves more than one million patients and families every year. More than 29,000 employees and 4,600 providers work at UMMS. Each and every one of these individuals - from the patients we care for, the family members we reassure to our colleagues that we champion - represent the amazingly vibrant communities we serve. And we continue to seek out qualified candidates who reflect the values, backgrounds and stories of our neighbors and patients. We want to hear your voice, learn from your experiences, and be shaped by your insight as part of our workforce. After all, when we come together from different walks of life, we become stronger, better, and more empathetic.
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree in Healthcare Administration, Medical Coding, Auditing, Finance, Accounting, Nursing, or a related field required.
Four (4) years of clinical research experience required. Additionalexperience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis for up to four (4) years.
Certification in Healthcare Research Compliance or Epic preferred.
IV. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of principles and practices pertaining to developing and administering a clinical trial in compliance with sponsor, federal, state, UMMS and University of Maryland Baltimore regulations.
Demonstrated skill tracking clinical and corporate contracts using electronic administration software such as Grant.gov, CICERO, OnCore, Epic, etc.
Skill in cost/financial accounting and clinical trial management software.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) was created in 1984 when the state-owned University Hospital became a private, nonprofit organization. It has evolved into a multi-hospital system with academic, community and specialty service missions reaching every part of the state and beyond. UMMS is a national and regional referral center for trauma, cancer care, neurocare, cardiac care, women's and children's health and physical rehabilitation. It also has one of the world's largest kidney transplant programs, as well as scores of other programs that improve the physical and mental health of thousands of people daily. The hospitals and health systems that comprise UMMS are: University of Maryland Medical Center, University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus, UM Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute, UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center, UM Capital Region Health, UM Charles Regional Medical Center, UM St. Joseph Medical Center, UM Upper Chesapeake Health, UM Shore Regional Health, Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital and UM Community Medical Group.