The CTRC will increase rates in 2020. All studies, both current and future protocols, are now charged the new 2020 rates. Current studies will not be grandfathered to the existing rates.

Non-industry Sponsored Study (Category A or B) - new rates (5% increase) went into effect February 1, 2020
Industry Sponsored Study (Category D) - new rates will go into effect on May 1, 2020

CTRC Fee Determination

The CTRC increased rates in 2020. All studies, both current and future protocols, are now charged the new 2020 rates. Current studies will not be grandfathered to the existing rates.

Non-industry Sponsored Study (Category A or B) - new rates (5% increase) went into effect February 1, 2020
Industry Sponsored Study (Category D) - new rates will go into effect on May 1, 2020

CTRC outpatient fees will continue to be determined both by protocol categorization and by the Outpatient Level of Care (flat rate) your subject receives while at the CTRC. However, discounts for non-industry sponsored trials will no longer be based on a percentage discount from the industry sponsored trial rates (i.e. 50%, 75%). Instead, these discounted rates will be determined by CTRC leadership and operating costs.

Additionally, the CTRC will no longer give time allowances for unforeseen circumstances that cause the visit to be longer than expected. Effective immediately, this “extra time” will now be built into the Level of Care as detailed below. As a reminder, levels of care are based on time on the unit as well as nursing services received.

Level 1 – visits lasting up to 2.5 hours
Level 2 – visits lasting up to 4.5 hours
Level 3 – visits lasting up to 6.5 hours
Level 4 – visits lasting up to 8.5 hours

View 2020 rate sheet (pdf)

Fees are determined both by protocol categorization and by the Level of Care your research patient receives at the CTRC. Protocols are categorized by the experience level of the investigator and by whether the protocol is investigator initiated or industry initiated.

The level of care is determined by the number and type of services provided by the CTRC nursing and medical support staff as well as the equipment and supplies utilized. The level of care can be determined using the Level of Care Worksheet. Protocol categorization and level of care each play a unique and integral role in determining fees. It is important that you read and understand both sections in order to prepare accurate budgets for a research study.

In addition, we have provided fee information for inpatient services as well as research on location and mobile fees. For questions or further explanation of how charges are determined, please contact Janette Goins or call 919.843.1070.

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