Clinical Research Calendar Review & Analysis
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April, 2014

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CRAO Team would like to Thank Leadership in the Medical School and Office of Research for the wonderful Employee Recognition week!










Analyst Chatter
Billing Calendar Comments

It is important to add comments to those items/services on the billing calendar, especially to those that are sponsor paid or non-billable. Taking this proactive step helps reduce the number of questions that occur at time of initial review by CRAO.  


Clinical Research Billing and Coding
MiChart Charge Clean Up
null A MiChart charge clean up process is currently underway with all billing units and may potentially impact your research accounts. Charges have been identified with dates of service as far back as February 2012. We are truly sorry for the inconvenience and extra burden this may cause. Please continue to submit corrections to CRAO at and know that we are committed to work diligently in a flexible manner to resolve any difficulties you encounter. 
Farwell and Congratulations.......
Sad Face To our Analyst Cindy Benedict who has accepted a position with Pathology. Cindy's last day with CRAO will be Friday April 25. Cindy we wish you the best!

Paulina Radenbaugh will be the contact for Cindy Benedict's studies until her position  is filled. She may be contacted at or 998-6147 with any questions you may have.

Congratulations to Wendi Schumacher, our Research Compliance Specialist, for reaching her 4 year anniversary with the University on March 22nd!

Dis-enrolling Subjects from MBECT
The Importance of Dis-enrollment

Please remember the benefits of dis-enrolling subjects from MBECT when the study participant has completed participation in a clinical trial or is "off study".

Benefits include:

  • Reduces clinical research billing errors
  • Makes data in MBECT and MiChart more reliable
  • Reduces Research Work Queue workload = faster routing of charges
To help with this clean-up we have identified enrollment on terminated studies with no dis-enrollment date, we will be reaching out to the study teams to capture dis-enrollment dates in MBECT.

MBECT Data Books

Do you work with subject enrollment? Do you work with clinical trial finance?  Does this screen shot look interesting?



Please contact the MBECT help desk, if you are interested in the new Data books available in MBECT.


Office of Research
The Clinical Research Calendar Review & Analysis Office is part of the Office of Research, where our mission is to foster an environment of innovation and efficiency that serves the U-M Medical School community and supports biomedical science from insight to impact.