Research Industrial Account Request
Patient Billing Services (PBS) assigns an industrial account (IA) number, also known as a research study account, to studies that require clinical services to be paid by the study fund. It is a 9 digit number assigned by PBS (not the OGA alias) that is unique to the study. In order to receive a research industrial account, two things will need to be done.
First, complete the Research Rates Request Form from each clinical department. Then, after receiving the OGA alias number assigned by Sponsored Project Administration (SPA), fill out and send PBS the Research Industrial Account Request Form, along with the completed Research Rates form. Fax these to 503-346-6807 or email to email@example.com
If the study does not have its own industrial account number because it shares a funding source with another study (that already has an industrial account connected to the funding source) you will need to request another industrial account, pointed towards the same funding source. PBS and the CRBO can help with this.If the study does not need to have an industrial account because no clinical services will be charged to the study, a Zero Charge Account will need to be created. The Zero Charge Account is a dummy account that has no alias associated with it, and charges cannot post to it. It is necessary to have either an Industrial Account or a Zero Charge account in order to associate patients to a research study in Epic. If a Zero Charge Account is needed, the CRBO will facilitate this at the time of the first patient enrollment is submitted to the CRBO and inform the study staff of the number once it is assigned.
You can find Definitions of the different types of Research Accounts here.
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