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Building Buy-in for Third Party Billing

Do you understand why third party billing is important for state and local STD programs? Read this short 2014 factsheet from the National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) and learn about statute barriers and what changes may be necessary before your health department can begin submitting claims.

“Insurance reimbursement from patients, including those newly covered through recent changes in the health care system, offer health department’s sexually transmitted disease (STD) and HIV programs a source of revenue to help complement existing funding to support their budgets. Because of the sexual health and confidentiality expertise that public health departments provide, many newly insured individuals will likely continue to use STD and HIV programs for testing and treatment.”

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