NCHHSTP OD Public Health Billing Fellowship
CDC/National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatiits, STD, and TB Prevention - Atlanta, GA

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention is seeking an individual to work with NCHHSTP divisions, CDC subject matter experts, and external partners to compile information and develop resources to help health departments bill third party payers (including Medicaid, CHIP, and private insurance carriers) for HIV/AIDs, viral hepatitis, STD, and/or TB preventive services rendered to secure reimbursed funds, while preserving patient confidentiality. Under the direction of the Center’s Senior Advisor and Prevention Through Health Care subject matter experts from the Divisions, the participant may have the following research opportunities: - Develop a network of appropriate subject matter experts from NCHHSTP programs, CDC, federal agencies, and external partners - Facilitate communication and coordinate activities across project collaborators to assure “gaps” in building the capacity for health departments to bill third party payers and be reimbursed for their services are being addressed without duplicating efforts - Identify state/local billing resources useful for all state programs and assemble the identified resources into a database or spreadsheet - Contribute to the development of billing resources that includes information about billing that may be relevant for programs and program-specific guidance on implementing efficient billing practices This research opportunity at the CDC is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). The initial appointment is for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend depending on educational level.

Qualifications:
  • Knowledge and experience in a field relevant to public health, health policy, health care management or administration, and/or health communication/education - Experience or exposure to medical billing processes is highly desirable - Proven ability to communicate well in written and oral forms, seek advice and guidance from a range of subject matter experts, and develop professional networks for guidance and support - Demonstrated skills in synthesizing literature and preparing written strategic documents - Academic degree or pending (Master's degree preferred) in a field relevant to public health, health policy, health care management or administration, and/or health communication/education - No more than 5 years from completion of degree
Organization Description:
The National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention maximizes public health and safety nationally and internationally through the elimination, prevention, and control of disease, disability, and death caused by HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, STDs and TB.

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