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#83143 Clinical Trial Coverage Assistant Analyst

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POST DATE 9/8/2016
END DATE 1/28/2017

University of California - San Diego Medical Centers San Diego, CA

San Diego, CA
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment or Special Selection: Apply by 7/21/16 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Eligible ACCES or Special Selection clients should contact their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for Special Selection.


Under supervision, the assistant analyst is responsible for reviewing clinical research trials to determine if it is a qualified clinical trial pursuant to Medicare s National Coverage Determination 310.1 (NCD). The incumbent creates coverage analyses based on clinical trial protocols and related regulatory documents that outlines the billing of the clinical items and services required by the research study. The incumbent will effectively communicate the results of the coverage analysis to the Principal Investigator and/or the study team. All output from this position will be reviewed and audited by the OCAA management team. Performs other related assistant analyst functions as required.



Ability to interpret research contracts, study budgets, clinical protocols, and consent forms to extrapolate billing/coverage data.

Proficiency with Medical Terminology.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Knowledge of FDA and Medicare regulations related to clinical trials including trials involving Investigational New Drugs (INDs) and Investigational Device Exemptions (IDEs).

Knowledge of clinical research including the conduct of commercial, federal and PI initiated protocols. Strong demonstrated experience working with clinical and clinical trials research activities, regulatory compliance, guidelines related to IRB informed consent, as well as interpreting and comprehending complex clinical research protocols, activities and guidelines.

Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, Powerpoint and Outlook.

Demonstrated resourcefulness and attention to detail.

Demonstrate ability to manage a high volume workload, multitask and meet deadlines.



Experience with HCPCS/CPT Coding.

In-depth knowledge of Hospital/Professional Billing or Coding.

Knowledge of Medicare coverage decisions, benefit policy manuals and billing processes.

Nursing Degree or Healthcare Professional experience.

Bachelor s Degree in Healthcare or science related discipline or 2 years experience in clinical research or related field.

In-depth knowledge of research, research clinical trials and the regulatory environment.


* Must be willing to work occasional overtime and travel to sites as necessary.