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:
LARC Quick Coding Guide
LARC Billing Quiz
LARC Program Statement on LARC Cost and Reimbursement
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. Providers in South Carolina are now able to receive Medicaid reimbursement for inserting an IUD or contraceptive implant in the hospital after a woman has given birth or prior to discharge, as highlighted earlier this month in a U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “Have You Heard?” notification. The College supports such efforts to improve access and help women avoid unnecessary delays in obtaining LARC methods.