Monthly Newsletter
November  2014


Special Guest Speaker:

Uday Kumar, M.D.
Consulting Assoc. Professor of Bioengineering Stanford University
Fellowship Director,
Stanford Global Biodesign
Third Rock Ventures

This event will feature Dr. Kumar engaging the audience in informal dialogue and Q&A. Diving deep into the challenges and rewards of being a Clinician-Inventor, and how he made the leap to becoming an Entrepreneur.

12:00 pm- 1:00pm
Dow Auditorium
Towsley Center
Free Box Lunch

Register Today!



Legend states that Hippocrates taught medicine under the branches of a sycamore tree.
To honor that legacy, Archangel Ancient Tree Archive and the National Institute of Health (NIH) have partnered to provide a direct descendant from the original tree, which has been planted on the grounds of the U-M North Campus Research Complex (NCRC).

Clinical Research Billing

Research Billing Issues: 

Charges moving through Revenue Cycle Research Billing have declined. Root cause analysis is underway to determine the cauAudit ITse. We believe some of the charges are bypassing review and going directly to your study accounts.

Please pay close attention and let us know if your account is charged in error; CRBIssues-help.    



Account Reconciliation: 

Report2Web has been updated. We heard from our Research Teams that R2W did not match the project grant SOA. 

Charges that posted late were not captured by R2W due to flawed report logic. It has been corrected. Please keep us posted.



How to Reconcile Research Patient Charges: 

Wendi E. Schumacher of the CRAO and Sarah K. Weathers of the Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office (CTO) have combined their magical reconciling powers to create a presentation on Patient Charge Reconciliation. Check it out here: How to Reconcile Study Accounts!  








MBECT Financial Module Training Options:

Complete the MLearning Modules, listed below, for financial training! After completing all modules access is granted in MBECT. Please submit your completed transcripts for expanded access to MBECT financials modules.

Sign up today or email for Hands on Training!
  • CRAO-10025 MBECT Financials: Visit Management
  • CRAO-10027 MBECT Financials: Payments
  • CRAO-10029 MBECT Financials: Advances
  • CRAO-10035 MBECT Financials: Milestone and Analysis
  • CRAO-10037 MBECT Financials: Invoices

Struggling to find items/services in MBECT??:

Send your questions and protocol to CR2AO for help finding items/services for your billing calendar in MBECT. 


MBECT billing Calendar changes:
  • Items marked invoicable are now printing on the billing calendar
  • MCRU items are now printing on the billing calendar
  • Item group (bundle) is now a new column indicating all items associated with a bundle on the billing calendar

Please use new report "Billing Calendar with MCRU report"  






Of Note
Quality Month Recognition

We are very proud that CRAO & RCRB's (Revenue Cycle Research Billing) presented a poster for Quality Month.  

Our two groups were recognized along with other teams at an Awards Ceremony this past October. 

The poster represented a collaborative effort incorporating Lean in our daily work by both groups.

The goal of our teams is to reduce Clinical Research Participant billing errors, reduce Administrative burden on Study Teams and create the ideal Patient experience for our Research Participants!



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.