Coding and Reimbursement

Intrauterine Devices & Implants: A Guide to Reimbursement

This guide from UCSF aims to explain the landscape of LARC public and commercial insurance coverage and serve as a resource for providers navigating stocking, reimbursement, replacement, removal, and special scenarios related 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.

Webinar: The Essential Guide to LARC Coding

Implementation of the ICD-10 data set the new standard for diagnosis coding in the United States and led to impactful changes to current medical practice. The LARC Program's free webinar on the topic, led by Keisha Sutton, CPC, reviews resources available to help improve reimbursement and payment for LARC.  Ms. Sutton also discusses the new policies on reimbursement and coding for LARC methods, including intrauterine devices and the contraceptive implant.


After viewing this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the appropriate use of CPT-4 and ICD-10-CM for LARC-related services
  • Determine the appropriate code selection and the documentation requirements for reporting Preventive Medicine services according to CPT guidelines
  • Describe resources available to address common LARC-related coding questions 


Download The Essential Guide to LARC Coding webinar handouts here.  Find more information and archived LARC Program webinars here.

CMS: State Medicaid Payment Approaches to Improve Access to Long-Acting Reversible Contraception

The Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) issued this informational bulletin to describe payment approaches used by several state Medicaid agencies intended to optimize access and use of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC).  This document outlines the state Medicaid payment strategies, including policy descriptions and implementation approaches, used in 14 states to optimize LARC utilization.  In addition, the document details LARC optimization strategies, including summaries of the payment and policy approaches, in three selected states (Illinois, Louisiana, and South Carolina).

CDC - The 6|18 Initiative: Evidence Summary - Preventing Unintended Pregnancy

As part of the CDC's 6|18 initiative (designed to provide evidence on six common high-burden health conditions and information on associated interventions), this summary addresses ways to prevent unplanned pregnancy.  Reviewing four proposed payer interventions, this summary highlights the importance of increasing access to the entire range of contraceptive methods, including targeted approaches to reduce and/or remove the barriers patients face accessing LARC methods in particular.

The resources listed above are for information purposes only. Referral to these sources and sites does not imply the endorsement of ACOG. Further, ACOG does not endorse any commercial products that may be advertised or available from these organizations or on these web sites. These lists are not meant to be comprehensive. The exclusion of a source or site does not reflect the quality of that source or site. Please note that sites and URLs are subject to change without notice. 


Mica Bumpus
Manager, LARC Program

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