Immediate Postpartum LARC Implementation: Systems and Sustainability

About the Webinar

According to ACOG guidance (Committee Opinion No. 670: Immediate Postpartum Long-Acting Reversible Contraception), “Obstetrician–gynecologists, other obstetric care providers, and institutions should develop the resources, processes, and infrastructure, including stocking LARC devices in the labor and delivery unit and coding and reimbursement strategies, to support immediate LARC placement after vaginal and cesarean births.” However, the development of such systems and infrastructure can often present numerous challenges which ultimately limit access to IUDs and contraceptive implants in the immediate postpartum period. This webinar, presented by Lisa Hofler, MD, MPH, MBA, will explain the stages of implementation for immediate postpartum long-acting reversible contraception programs, from exploration through installation, initial implementation, and full implementation. Clinician training, patient-provider communication, installation timing, supply chain aspects, and billing and coding approaches of successful immediate postpartum LARC programs will all be addressed.

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify clinical knowledge and technical skills gaps for immediate postpartum LARC provision and know approaches and resources for overcoming those gaps
  • Describe and troubleshoot billing, coding, and payment barriers to receiving reimbursement for immediate postpartum LARC
  • Identify clinical, administrative, payment, and other stakeholders whose involvement is fundamental to the success of immediate postpartum LARC programs