Coding and Reimbursement for LARC
Follow the links below to access resources developed to help practices receive appropriate payment for providing contraceptive implants and IUDs:
Intrauterine Devices & Implants: A Guide to Reimbursement
This guide aims to explain the landscape of LARC public and commercial insurance coverage and serve as a resource for providers navigating stocking, reimbursement, and other scenarios that create barriers to the provision of these methods. The guide is intended to help alleviate financial challenges so that providers are better able to offer the full range of contraceptive methods and minimize out-of-pocket costs or delays in care for their patients. This guide is not intended to endorse LARC methods over other types of contraception; quality contraceptive care must always be patient-centered and responsive to individual preferences, needs, and values.
Reimbursement for Immediate Postpartum LARC
The immediate postpartum period can be a particularly favorable time to provide LARC methods, and postpartum provision of LARC is safe and effective (see ACOG Practice Bulletin #121, Long-Acting Reversible Contraception: Implants and Intrauterine Devices). However, some providers have found it difficult to receive reimbursement for LARC devices provided in a hospital setting.
Click here for resources on addressing barriers to reimbursement for postpartum LARC initiation.