Tag - LARC

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Provider Alert! Health and Human Services (HHS) Promotes Women’s Health by Raising Awareness of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC)

Effective Date: March 5, 2020 The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends LARCs for the following reasons: LARCs are the most effective reversible contraceptive method There is no further action required for the patient to avoid pregnancy after the device is in place LARCs have high rates of patient satisfaction and method continuation LARCs can be removed at any time if the patient plans to conceive or use another form of birth control How this impacts providers: Providers must decide if their patient qualifies [...]

Immediate postpartum long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs): claim processing procedure update

Long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) are beneficial to subsequent maternal health outcomes as they enhance family planning and safer birth spacing. The Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual was updated earlier this year to reflect new language related to immediate postpartum LARC device insertion. Language in subsection, “Immediate Postpartum Insertion of IUDs and Implantable Contraceptive Capsules” was updated regarding immediate postpartum LARC insertion and claim processing procedures. The new language states that procedure codes for LARCs may be reimbursed in addition [...]

Improve maternal health outcomes through immediate postpartum LARC insertion

Immediate postpartum Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) insertion refers to the insertion of an intrauterine device (IUD) in the delivery room immediately after delivery of the placenta, or insertion of an IUD or subdermal contraceptive implant prior to hospital discharge. LARCs are beneficial to subsequent maternal health outcomes as they enhance family planning and safer birth spacing.   The postpartum period is a convenient opportunity to initiate LARCs, especially given the engagement of women with health care services during this time. [...]

Provider Alert! LARC Billing Update

Paragard and Nexplanon have been added to the Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARC) Buy Back Program. Paragard IUD (manufactured by Teva) and Nexplanon Implant (manufactured by Merck), have been added to the LARC Buy Back program, as the Mirena and Skyla currently are. Mirena and Skyla are currently available from Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy (NOTE: that has not changed from before). The Texas Medicaid/CHIP Vendor Drug Program has verified which pharmacies the Paragard IUD and Nexplanon Implants are available. In the case of Paragard: Biologics, Inc, [...]

Provider Alert! Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) Billing Changes

To: All Providers and Facilities Subject: Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) Billing Changes Recent changes at Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has improved the accessibility of LARC devices for Medicaid members. HHSC is currently working to add ParaGard, Nexplanon and Liletta to the Medicaid Vendor Drug Program formulary. More information on these products and the process to order will be supplied as these are added. Once added, providers may choose to continue to “buy and bill” or they may choose [...]