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My study involves Medicare or third party support.

Your research may incorporate financial support from third parties.  NHLBI 

National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute (NHLBI)
a NIH 
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
the United State's medical research agency, a federal government agency composed of diverse Institutes and Centers that conduct and support biomedical and behavioral research. NIH Homepage.
Institute that provides leadership for a national program in diseases of the heart, lung, and blood as well as blood resources, sleep disorders and the Woman's Health Initiative. NHLBI Homepage.
has issued guidance on Third Party Involvement in NHLBI-Sponsored Clinical Trials and other Population-Based Studies. It is important to discuss your plans to partner with a third party with your Program Director 
Program Director
staff member who oversees a scientific program and the progress of grants and contracts in a portfolio. This title is most frequently used to refer to the scientific or technical representative for grants, but the generic "program official" term also may refer to a Project Officer if the funding mechanism is a contract. Also known as Health Scientist Administrators or Program Official.
before your study begins in order to obtain proper approval from NHLBI, if necessary.

Medicare Coverage of Clinical Trials will give you information about the CMS 

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
a federal agency under DHHS 
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. (also known as HHS) Department of Health and Human Services Homepage
that administers the Medicare program, partners with states to administer Medicaid, surveys and certifies health care facilities and regulates all laboratory testing. CMS Homepage
policy on what Medicare will pay for during a clinical trial and how this might be accomplished.


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