The Clinical Research Calendar Review & Analysis Office (CRAO) assists principal investigators and study teams conducting clinical research by providing analysts and support specialists who can provide guidance on the billing calendar, required core documents, our Michigan Budget Enrollment Calendar Tool (MBECT) and even clinical research billing analysts who will audit and work to have clinical research billing errors corrected. Please see our contacts page or check out our organizational chart for our team list.
HOW CALENDAR REVIEW & ANALYSIS OFFICE SUPPORTS RESEARCH
Strategic Partnership with the Clinical Trials Support Office
We are a strategic partner with the Clinical Trials Support Office and the Clinical Trials Support Units. Through this partnership, we create billing calendars for all Human Subject Clinical Trials that have billable items and services to ensure consistency across the Protocol, Informed Consent, Billing Calendar, Budget, and Contract and to allow for the appropriate adjudication of charges.
Billing Calendar & Study Applications
Faculty and Staff initiating clinical research must submit a billing calendar as part of the IRB application. CRAO will review all of the study-related documents (protocol, informed consent, billing calendar, budgets, grants/contracts) and complete a Medicare Coverage Analysis in addition to a billing calendar review in order for CRAO to review and approve.
The Clinical Research Billing (CRB) process ensures that services provided as a part of a clinical study are billed properly to the sponsor or third-party payor. CRAO team members act as a concierge throughout this process, which involves many organizations and requires compliance at institutional, state, and federal levels.
The Michigan Budget Enrollment Calendar Tool (MBECT) is a mandatory tool to provide research study teams with one point of data entry for building a clinical research budget, billing calendar, MCRU schedule of events, and for submitting and tracking subject enrollment.
Contact us at CR2-AO@med.umich.edu or 734-998-6880 / (Fax 734-998-6634)
2800 Plymouth Road, Building 520, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2800
A list of CRAO staff is available in the Personnel Directory.
MBECT Help and Access (CRAO-MBECT-Help@med.umich.edu) or call 734-764-KNOW (5669)
Clinical Research Billing and Coding concerns (CRBIssuesfirstname.lastname@example.org)
Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) call 734-936-8000