Need better billing compliance tools? Here are some examples

June 2010
Clinical Trials Administrator;Jun2010, Vol. 8 Issue 6, p63
The article offers information on billing compliance tools that conform with the billing process of a clinical research site. Rachel Garman, oncology research manager at Spokane, Washington-based Cancer Care Northwest, explains the importance of providing their billing people with more education on billing compliance. Garman describes some of compliance tools which include the research patient billing guide, the billing guide distribution list and the reimbursement alert and log tool.


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