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Improving Contraceptive Access: Tools for Providers

The Contraceptive Action Plan (CAP) offers  tools to help clinicians and their staff learn to

  • Provide evidence-based contraceptive care to women and teens who do not want to become pregnant.
  • Ensure patients have knowledge of and opportunity to be provided an FDA-approved contraceptive method on the day of their visit.

CAP Birth Control Options Grid
English version – [PDF – 399KB]
Spanish version – [PDF – 396KB]

This job aid will help staff discuss contraceptive options with clients to assist them in selecting a method that best meets their needs. The aid provides information about each birth control method’s effectiveness, duration, starting and stopping directions, side effects, and how to properly use it.

CAP Contraceptive Counseling Model – [PDF – 564KB]
This model provides an overview of the five steps for providing client-centered contraceptive counseling.

E-Learning Modules: These modules prepare health center staff ( i.e., front desk staff, counselors, and clinicians) to provide same-day contraceptive services that include Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC). Each staff position has a training module. [Note: To access these tools you will need to complete a simple registration.  CME credits are available.]
Clinician Module
This course gives clinicians the knowledge and skills needed to deliver contraceptive services and provide LARC methods (i.e., IUDS and implants) to their clients.
Counselor Module
This course provides counselors with key knowledge, skills, and resources that will help them provide client-centered contraceptive counseling.
Front Line Staff Module
This course reviews some general messages for questions about birth control for staff who conduct client intake or fiscal triage, make appointments, or answer phone calls.

Patient Experience Survey
English version – [PDF – 206KB]

Spanish version – [PDF – 226KB]
The CAP Patient Experience Survey was developed to examine how clients experience the contraceptive services they receive. The survey assesses the patient’s satisfaction level with the contraceptive care they received.

LARC Costing Tool
This tool allows providers to examine the “business case” for providing LARC on-site. It assesses whether costs associated with providing LARC will be covered, if it is profitable, or if losses are projected through activities associated with billing third-party payers for LARC services. Information can help health care providers in negotiations with third-party payers, particularly those with plans for which the costs of providing LARC are higher than the reimbursements received.

Billing Codes to Monitor Performance – [PDF – 460KB]
Billing codes are one option for collecting the data necessary to monitor key aspects of delivering care and achieving patient outcomes. This resource was developed specifically to support health care providers in identifying billing codes for contraceptive care. Where available it provides information about changes associated with the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10.

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