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  • STD Billing and Reimbursement Toolkit - 20-APR-2015    The STD-Related Reproductive Health Training and Technical Assistance Center has released a toolkit to assist publicly-funded STD clinics and public health laboratories in making decisions about whether to bill, and how to develop billing systems, manage revenue cycles, initiate contracts, and enhance coding capacity for STD-related services.
  • Medigap Enrollment Among New Medicare Beneficiaries - (Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) US)  - 17-APR-2015    This issue brief looks at the number and share of Medicare beneficiaries who would be affected by the Medigap provision in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015
  • Congressional Public Health Caucus Announced - 17-APR-2015    Congressman Rob Wittman (R-VA-1) and Congressman Gene Green (D-TX-29) have announced the formation of a new, bipartisan Congressional Public Health Caucus in the House of Representatives. The caucus will serve as a formal group of members whose mission is to raise awareness of the importance of public health issues, and will provide educational opportunities for Members of Congress and their staff.
  • Closing Keynote: Future in Health Care Transparency - (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))  - 13-APR-2015    On March 18, 2015 Senator Tom Daschle spoke at the closing keynote of the National Summit on Health Care Price, Cost, and Quality Transparency on cost-price-quality transparency.
  • Report on Health Information Blocking images/pdf.gif icon - (Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, HHS (ONC))  - 10-APR-2015    This report examines information blocking - the degree to which the reasonable sharing of electronic health information is restricted or prevented.
  • Healthy Aging - 10-APR-2015    The White House Conference on Aging has released an Issue Brief on Healthy Aging.
  • Big City Health Departments: Leadership Perspectives - 09-APR-2015    This special issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice looks at public health in urban settings. It examines innovative programs within 20 communities that serve 46 million people.
  • Addressing Data Needs for Public Health - 03-APR-2015    A joint issue of eGEMs and Frontiers in PHSSR is devoted to the ways which will better align our systems to identify emerging threats, as well as develop public health interventions that promote health and wellness
  • Medicare 101: What You Need to Know - (Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) US)  - 02-APR-2015    This video briefing looks at Medicare's services, financing, the effect of the ACA on Medicare, and its future.