Update from Research Billing Compliance

Documenting the details of research participation in the electronic medical record (EMR) generally benefits study participants and clinical research billing. Partners affiliates are expected to order clinical research encounters and associated services in the participant’s EMR. In rare circumstances, investigators may wish to exclude, or are unable to process, study data within the participant’s EMR. For example, documentation of study data in the EMR may be unduly prejudicial to the participant, may have de-identified samples, or may inappropriately un-blind participants or investigators.