Tana Smith has worked in oncology for over 25 years: including Inpatient Nursing, Clinical Research, Coverage Analysis, Budget/Contract Negotiations, and Clinical Research Billing Compliance.
Tana worked in the Clinical Trials Office at Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center where she began her career as a clinical research nurse. After leaving direct patient care, she began working with the finance team. She assisted in VICC’s implementation of EPIC: including the integration of Oncore and EPIC, workflow development, process improvement, billing grid expansion, and coverage analysis implementation. Tana later became the Senior Manager of Budgets and Billing Compliance where she was responsible for oversight of coverage analysis, budget/contract negotiations, and clinical trial billing review and compliance.Tana received her BSN from the Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN. She has also presented on topics related to clinical research budgeting and research billing compliance.Away from work, Tana spends most of her time cheering on her children at sporting events. She also enjoys traveling and reading.