Podcasts are a popular, easy- listening format for experts to share views, host conversations with other experts, and impart knowledge. They are similar to radio broadcasts, consisting of downloadable audio files, and are generally part of a themed series. The CTC-SRH’s podcasts are aimed at sexual and reproductive health clinicians and other staff members who are looking for current and easily digested segments of information that can be accessed from both computers and mobile devices.
The CTC-SRH produces several standalone podcast episodes on a variety of topics, such as preventing congenital syphilis or basic infertility services. Our podcast, Clinical Chats, is the overarching name for all our episodes, and it encompasses several sub-series. The two active sub-series are titled Coding with Ann and Reproductive Justice (see below).
The CTC-SRH’s podcast was formerly called The Family Planning Files and is now known as Clinical Chats: A Podcast for Sexual and Reproductive Health Care Providers, or just Clinical Chats for short. This new podcast name has been changed to align with our new program’s name which now includes the term ‘sexual and reproductive health’ instead of ‘family planning.’
Each episode is conceptualized, created, hosted, and recorded by our CTC-SRH experts. Our podcast features sexual and reproductive health clinicians as well as experts from across many disciplines such as law and administration from all over the United States.
Upcoming episode topics for 2023 include billing and coding guidance for early pregnancy management, patient health literacy, and sexual and reproductive health services for adolescent males and young men. The diversity of podcast topics and guests ensures that there is a listening session of interest across the sexual and reproductive health field.
One to two podcast episodes are released every month and can be found on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and other major streaming platforms for easy on-the-go listening. All the podcast episodes can also be streamed directly from our website.
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‘Clinical Chats’ is the overarching name for all our podcasts, and it encompasses our two podcast sub-series ‘Coding with Ann’ and ‘Reproductive Justice.’
Clinical Chats focuses on interviews with a variety of subject matter experts in the realm of sexual and reproductive health services, in order to deliver the latest news and guidance to Title X clinicians and other staff. While some podcasts are more clinically focused than others, there are a number of episodes of Clinical Chats that are useful to anyone who works in Title X or other sexual and reproductive healthcare settings, including administrators, medical assistants, and health educators.
As part of their ongoing series on reproductive justice, the NCTCFP talks with Katie Huffling, DNP, RN, CNM of the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments about how environmental health issues fit into the reproductive justice framework and how clinicians can address unhealthy environments in their practices.
The NCTCFP speaks with Dr. Sonya Borrero from the Department of Health and Human Services about the current demand for both vasectomy and tubal ligation services, challenges around historical injustices and sterilization, and guidance on counseling patients on sterilization in clinics today.
The NCTCFP speaks with Drs. Stacey Dawson and Tina Pattara-Lau from the Indian Health Service about services and disparities among American Indian and Alaska Native patients, as part of the February 2023 Clinician Cafe.
Coding with Ann is the CTC-SRH’s ongoing podcast series on billing, coding, and reimbursement for anyone involved in revenue cycle management in Title X or other sexual and reproductive health settings. Episodes feature Ann Finn, of Ann Finn Consulting, LLC, a nationally-known expert in medical billing and coding who has worked with many sexual and reproductive health organizations over the years.
In this episode, Ann Finn will review ICD-10 codes for different birth control methods in under 10 minutes. This podcast series assists family planning providers with appropriate and timely reimbursement.
In this episode, Ann Finn will review codes that can be used for billing STD and HIV screenings. This podcast series assists family planning providers with appropriate and timely reimbursement. A copy of the transcript is below.
In this episode, Ann Finn will discuss the common modifiers that can be used in billing family planning services. This podcast series assists family planning providers with appropriate and timely reimbursement.
In this episode, Ann focuses on outpatient Evaluation and Management (E/M) coding using time in a family planning context. This podcast series assists family planning providers with appropriate and timely reimbursement.
The CTC-SRH is committed to supporting Title X grantees, sub-recipients, and service sites in providing sexual and reproductive care that is high quality, equitable, and accessible. To do so, we have created this podcast series that focuses on reproductive justice and how clinicians can apply this framework to their clinical practice.
The CTC-SRH aligns with Sister Song’s definition of reproductive justice as the right to maintain bodily autonomy, to have or not have offspring, and the ability to parent those offspring in safe environments. These podcasts are aimed at anyone who works in sexual and reproductive care, especially in patient-facing roles, such as clinicians, health educators, or clinical support staff.
The NCTFP talks with Dr. Krystale Littlejohn, sociologist and author of the book Just Get on the Pill, about how pregnancy prevention is seen as gendered and how this creates an uneven burden on women.
The NCTCFP talks with Dr. David Turok, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Chief of the Division of Family Planning at the University of Utah School of Medicine, to discuss current challenges around accessing emergency contraception in the US.
In episode 19 of the NCTCFP's popular Coding with Ann series, Ann Finn, of Ann Finn LLC, provides updated guidance on ICD-10 billing and coding for common contraceptive visits.
Founded as the National Clinical Training Center for Family Planning (NCTCFP) in 2006, we changed our name to the Clinical Training Center for Sexual and Reproductive Health (CTC-SRH) in 2023. We have been funded by the Office of Population Affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services since inception and remain the primary source of clinical training for those providing sexual and reproductive health care in federally-funded settings.
Having served the Title X network for nearly two decades, our team of clinical experts recognized that the term “family planning” falls short of describing the client-centered and inclusive sexual and reproductive health services we offer, especially in an increasingly urgent and rapidly shifting healthcare landscape.
The newly-renamed Clinical Training Center for Sexual and Reproductive Health (CTC-SRH) continues to provide evidence-based clinical training and resources to healthcare providers in Title X settings through increased healthcare quality, equity, and access.