Learn to Promote LARCs, Earn Free CME

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Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs) are some of the safest and most-effective choices for birth control.

Although they are generally well-liked by patients who use them, LARC prescriptions in Texas have been low. For physicians, obstacles to prescribing LARCs include payment issues that inhibit same-day availability, arbitrary assumptions about appropriate candidates, and lack of insurance coverage.

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission in November released a five-year strategic plan for promoting LARCs among Texas women. The 26-page report focuses on increasing outreach efforts, identifying best practices for paying for inpatient LARC insertion post-partum, and improving education and resources for all physicians and providers.

The Texas Medical Association has developed a webinar to help Texas physicians overcome obstacles to prescribing LARCs: Long-Acting Reversible Contraception: Supporting Women’s Health. The 43-minute webinar is available on demand for you to watch at your leisure.

The webinar, which has been designated for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, will address:

  • Factors that contribute to unplanned pregnancies;
  • Common patient concerns about LARCs;
  • Initiating LARC use;
  • Tips for overcoming administrative obstacles to providing LARCs; and
  • Coverage and coding resources.

Everyone who watches the webinar will receive access to a LARC Texas Toolkit.

As with most TMA CME programming, the webinar is free for TMA members, thanks to a generous sponsorship by the Texas Medical Association Insurance Trust. For additional information and tools, visit TMA’s Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Resource Center.  

Last Updated On

December 12, 2018