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Meeting the billing challenges inherent with clinical trials

Meeting the billing challenges inherent with clinical trials

Format

Monograph

Time to Complete

0.75 hours

Released

December 14, 2012

Expires

December 15, 2014

Maximum Credits

0.75 / CE for Nurses

Accredited Provider

Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation

Program Description

From the November/December 2012 issue of Oncology Nurse Advisor: The integration of billing procedures into medical records introduces the need for nurses to understand billing systems and medical payors. In addition, their role on research teams presents a need to understand the billing processes and laws applicable to clinical trials. Billing in clinical trials is complex and is changing. The need for nurses to stay appraised of billing codes and procedures, of changes in the laws, and in how to implement billing systems to ensure compliance is as essential to their role in the continuum of care as their medical knolwedge.

Intended Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of registered nurses and nurse practitioners involved in the management of patients with cancer.

Educational Objectives

After participating in this activity, clinicians should be better able to:
  • Define coverage analysis and the role it plays in the determination of costs
  • Describe the five common miscommunications in billing
  • Recognize the criteria for a qualifying trial and a nonqualifying trial


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Faculty

Kelly M. Willenberg, MBA, BSN, CHC, CHRC
President
Kelly Willenberg, LLC
Chesnee, South Carolina

Kelly Willenberg, MBA, BSN, CHC, CHRC, is owner of Kelly Willenberg, LLC, research compliance advocates. She consults with companies and providers on clinical trials, research, and compliance. This activity has been reviewed by content reviewers and found to be without bias, balanced in presentation, and using evidence-based content.

Accreditor Disclosure

The Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation (NPHF) assesses conflict of interest with its instructors, planners, reviewers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of CE activities. All relevant conflicts of interest that are identified are thoroughly vetted by NPHF for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies utilized in this activity, and patient care recommendations. NPHF is committed to providing its learners with high quality CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in health care.

Planning Committee Disclosures

The planners, reviewers, and staff: Fiona J. Shannon, MHS, FNP; Joyce Pagan; Kristen Childress, DNP, ARNP; Connie Morrison-Hoogstede, MN, ARNP, AOCNP; Genean M. Page, RN, OCN, reported no financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CE activity.

Credit

0.75

Type

CE for Nurses

Accreditation Statement

This continuing nursing education activity is provided by the Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation (NPHF).

NPHF is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation

Designation Statement

This educational activity for 0.75 contact hours is provided by The Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity does not contain discussion of any published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA.

Disclaimer

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of or imply endorsement by the Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation, American Nurses Credentialing Center, or Haymarket Media Inc.

As this article contains only a review, participants have an implied responsibility to use this newly acquired information while also consulting other appropriate sources of information in order to gain full understanding of the topic.

Instructions

To obtain credit, a score of 80% or better is required. This CNE is offered at no cost to participants. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the post-test survey, and have received your digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME.com within your Profile/Exam History, which you can then access at any time.

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