The Stanford Healthcare Revenue Cycle (SHC) team is committed to enhancing the performance of clinical research operations. As a first step toward a more optimal Pre-Award future state, the SHC Revenue Cycle, in collaboration with Compliance, has been working on transitioning Coverage Analysis (CA) support from Ankura to Huron Consulting Group.
The timeline for this transition is accelerated. Many teams, including SCI-CTO, have been diligently working to fully onboard Huron and have them take over CA responsibilities for new studies. Studies that currently have coverage analysis completed by Ankura will remain with Ankura until the end of September, at which point Huron will assume further coverage analysis edits and amendments.
As shared by SHC Revenue Cycle team, Huron offers several key advantages to Stanford in meeting our objectives:
- Improved efficiency, speed, and cost: Huron utilizes a system to support baseline CA work across their customer base, and it has a best-practice process that facilitates significantly higher-level completeness on initial drafts to support budgeting.
- Greater process transparency: Huron offers a self-service intake platform that will provide transparency to your coverage analysis status, including CA specific email updates.
- OnCore Expertise: Huron has a dedicated team responsible for OnCore implementation and integration and is a preferred Advarra value-added partner, which will help support future OnCore workflows.
- Huron will provide training materials and job aids to support their Coverage Analysis process. We will inform you as we learn more about the next steps and the timing for the transition.
SCI-CTO leadership team