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- Commonly Used Acronyms and Terms
A reference list of commonly used terms and acronyms related to billing, insurance and electronic medical/health records. – Region I STD TAC, 2014
- Third-Party Billing for Public Health STD Services: A Summary of Coordinated Needs Assessment Results
In 2013, the STD RH TTACs conducted three coordinated billing needs assessments for STD-certified 340B clinics, Project Area/State STD Programs, and State Public Health Labs. This is the full report of the findings.
- Third-Party Billing for Public Health STD Services
Presentation on results from a nationally coordinated needs assessment of STD-certified 340B clinics, project area STD prevention programs, and state public health labs, around billing capacity and training needs. – Region I STD TAC, 2014.
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- Third Party Billing for Public Health STD Services: An Executive Summary of Coordinated Needs Assessment Results
In 2013, the STD RH TTACs conducted three coordinated billing needs assessments for STD-certified 340B clinics, Project Area/State STD Programs, and State Public Health Labs. This an executive summary of the findings from the third-party billing for public health STD services report.
- Don’t Reinvent the Wheel: Leveraging Systems, Practices and Lessons Learned in Immunization to Support Billing for STD-Related Services
The goal of this webinar is to offer STD program leaders in Region II and IV ideas for collaborating with other programs in innovative ways to leverage resources, systems and information to support the development of billing and reimbursement for STD services. – CAI, 2013. Note: this is the second webinar listed.
- Public Health Billing Resource Manual
Developed to assist state, district and county public health staff in understanding the insurance coding and billing process, this manual provides policy and procedural guidance on how to bill third-party payers for public health programs and services. – Georgia Department of Public Health, 2013
- Federal Assistance for Adopting EHRs
Brochure describing the federal assistance program for adopting EHR which provides up to $63,750 over five years for implementing or upgrading EHR; describes who is eligible and how to register.
- HealthIT.gov: A Guide to Implementing EHRs
Simple interactive tool kit that provides six steps to implement an EHR.
- Washington State Immunization Billing Resource Guide
Billing guide developed for Immunization but applicable beyond that scope for entities in the early stages of billing health insurance, especially private plans.
- NACCHO Toolbox
Searchable, free, online collection of local public health tools produced by members of the public health community on billing issues.
- National Coalition of STD Directors: Shifting to Third-Party Billing Practices for Public Health STD Services Case Studies
Overview of the policy and funding landscape impacting the decision-making around billing third-party payers for STD services, obstacles, case studies, and tools from the National Coalition of STD Directors.
- Back to Center Stage: ACA Decision Gives New Significance to Medicaid Family Planning Expansions
Discussion of the impact the Affordable Care Act will have on Medicaid Family Planning expansion populations.
- Healthcare Changes and STDs: When the Money Goes, Will the Services Stay?
A series of presentations that discuss the imminent changes in public health STD funding and implications for programs. – CDC 2012 National STD Prevention Conference, 2012
- The NIATx Third-Party Billing Guide: Second Edition
The guide intends to help agencies make the transition to billing for their services. It provides step-by-step help for agencies with no third-party billing capacity. For agencies that have some or even extensive experience with billing, the guide gives suggestions for improving collections and strengthening the business practices that are essential to stability and growth. – NIATx, 2011
- Recommendations for Single Use Devices for Point-of-Service
National Chlamydia Laboratory Committee’s recommendations around the use of Point-of-Care chlamydia test systems.
- Association of Public Health Laboratories
The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) works to strengthen laboratories serving the public’s health in the U.S. and globally.
- Description of Chlamydia Test Technologies
A list from the National Chlamydia Laboratory Coordinator detailing available technologies for chlamydia screenings.
- National Chlamydia Laboratory Committee
The National Chlamydia Laboratory Committee (NCLC) provides a forum for the laboratory subcommittees of the 10 Regional Infertility Advisory Groups to discuss issues and concerns regarding Chlamydia screening tests.
- Glossary of Terms
Glossary and list of acronyms and abbreviations.
Affordable Care Enrollment Technical Assistance Center (ACE TA)
In collaboration with HRSA, the ACE TA Center works to help Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grantees and providers to engage newly eligible clients across all stages of the health coverage access continuum, including outreach and education, enrollment assistance, post-enrollment support, and renewal/re-enrollment.
Family Planning National Training Centers
The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Population Affairs (OPA) within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health has recently reorganized its training resources into five National Training Centers (NTCs) that will work in tandem to enhance the capacity of Title X family planning grantees and agencies to deliver reproductive health services to the Title X community and beyond.
STD/HIV National Network of Prevention Training Centers (NNPTC)
The NNPTC is a CDC-funded group of regional centers created in partnership with health departments and universities. The PTCs are dedicated to increasing the knowledge and skills of health professionals in the areas of sexual and reproductive health. The NNPTC provides health professionals with a spectrum of state-of-the-art educational opportunities including experiential learning with an emphasis on prevention.
Ratelle Prevention Training Center (Region I PTC)
In conjunction with regional medical schools and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the Sylvie Ratelle STD/HIV PTC of New England offers courses for health care providers in the diagnosis, treatment and management of sexually transmitted diseases and the prevention of HIV. These offerings meet a continuing need for effective training in STD clinical services in support of disease prevention, and are a primary source of post graduate STD education for medical professionals. PTC courses are provided primarily for health professionals in Region I.
The National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD)
NCSD works toward the development of systemic change and promotion of national awareness in the policies that govern STDs.
National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA)
NFPRHA represents the broad spectrum of family planning administrators and clinicians serving the nation’s low-income and uninsured. NFPRHA serves its members by providing advocacy, education and training to those in the family planning and reproductive health care fields.
Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL)
The APHL works to strengthen laboratories serving the public’s health in the US and globally.
National Chlamydia Coalition (NCC)
NCC convened in 2008 to address the high burden of chlamydia in adolescents and young adults by promoting equal access to comprehensive and quality health services.