Healthcare services that focus on a single area often miss opportunities to diagnose, treat and prevent other diseases. Service Integration helps provides patients with a seamless transition between multiple services without repeated registration procedures, waiting periods, or other administrative barriers. This can improve healthcare efficiencies and patient outcomes1. The Denver PTC partners with healthcare organizations to better integrate their STD and HIV programs. Services include consultation, staff training, outreach, protocol development and review, behavioral interventions and more.
The Denver PTC can assist with:
- Training and technical assistance on extra-genital gonorrhea and chlamydia screening protocols
- Billing and reimbursement for STD services
- Offering HIV prevention services in STD settings
1. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Program Collaboration and Service Integration: An NCHHSTP White Paper, 2009