Navigating Billing Barriers: Strategies for Resolving Medical Forensic Exam Payments with Survivors

It is known that patients at times receive bills related to their medical forensic exam (MFE), and this is brought to the attention of various clinicians and service providers – advocates, nurses, billers. MFEs are crucial for survivor health, healing, and sometimes criminal legal engagement. Join this interactive presentation that will discuss the potential pitfalls and challenges survivors may encounter and explore strategies to assist them in resolving these issues. Attendees will actively engage in exploring support options for survivors and learn how to build effective resolution strategies.

Koren Grzelak, RN | Forensic Nurse Specialist, International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN)
Farah Gold, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)

The Medical Forensic Exam Payment TA project was supported by Grant No.15JOVW-22-GK- 04021-STOP awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this Web Site are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

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