Immediate Postpartum Insertion of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception
Nearly 1 in 5 teen births are repeat births, about 183 a day.
Many repeat births could be prevented through postpartum use of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) such as IUDs and implants. Counseling women during prenatal visits about postpartum contraception, and offering women LARC in the hospital after delivery makes it easier for women to avoid unintended pregnancy.
South Carolina’s Medicaid* [PDF - 27KB] program reimburses for LARC insertion in the hospital before women who have just given birth leave the hospital.
Learn more about South Carolina’s Medicaid Health Initiatives.
*NOTE: The South Carolina Medicaid Bulletin Long Acting Birth Control Device Provided in a Hospital Setting also describes billing procedures for Essure (A4264), a form of permanent sterilization. Permanent sterilization can only be provided if the client has signed a consent form at least 30 days before the procedure is performed.