Adopting Medicaid Policies to Encourage Long-Acting Reversible Contraception

Some states are implementing policies to increase the use of long-acting reversible contraception, known as LARCs, among Medicaid enrollees. LARCs--intrauterine devices, or IUDs, and subdermal contraceptive implants--are highly effective forms of birth control, with pregnancy rates of less than 1 percent within the first year. A five-year Colorado pilot program documented a 48 percent reduction in the state's teen birth and abortion rates. This FREE CSG eCademy webcast explores programs and policies related to LARC use in Colorado, South Carolina and Illinois.


Adopting Medicaid Policies to Encourage Long Acting Reversible Contraception
​Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016
FREE CSG eCademy webcast


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Other documents: 

State Health Official Letter U.S. DHHS, 6/14/16

April 2016 Information Bulletin on LARCs, U.S. DHHS

The South Carolina LARC Toolkit

Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services

Illinois June 30, 2015 Informational Notice

Illinois Feb. 26, 2013 Informational Notice

Illinois Nov. 10, 2014 Informational Notice

Illinois June 26, 2014 Informational Notice

Illinois Family Planning Action Plan, 8/20/2014