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™,
that contribute to unplanned pregnancies;
patient concerns about LARCs;
for overcoming administrative obstacles to providing LARCs; and
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