Centralized Medicare Coverage Analysis (MCA) Services
The Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI) prepares Medicare coverage analyses for all clinical research protocols at the Yale School of Medicine and Yale affiliates.
A Medicare coverage analysis (MCA) is required for all clinical trials in which tests, procedures, and interventions associated with a clinical trial are invoiced to third party payers. Preparing an MCA involves determining the underlying eligibility of the study for Medicare coverage and reviewing clinical events specified in the protocol to determine which can be reimbursed by Medicare. YCCI consults with investigators while preparing Medicare coverage analyses so that the PI’s expertise and insights are reflected in the final documents.
When the analysis is complete, the investigator receives a study-specific billing summary that lists all items and services to be provided as part of the clinical trial with notations of what should be billed to the research sponsor and what can be billed to Medicare. These billing grids are a valuable tool to ensure appropriate billing.
Fee to Corporate Sponsors for MCA's
Forms and Information
Fax: (717) 565-3432
Mail: National Government Services IDE Request
2400 Thea Dr., Ste. 3B
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Submission by fax or e-mail is preferred.