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LARC in Medicaid: Where do we go from here? 


December 28, 2020



LARC in Medicaid: Where do we go from here? 

Washington, DC - The Institute for Medicaid Innovation (IMI)’s, a non-profit, nonpartisan research and policy organization recently published a commentary in Women’s Health Issues Journal titled “Long-Acting Reversible Contraception in Medicaid (LARC): Where do we go from here?”

The commentary builds off IMI’s report on LARC, Advancing Person-Centered LARC Access among the Medicaid Population which reviewed the different strategies Medicaid health plans and their clinical and community partners have deployed to improve equitable access to LARC. Building on the findings from the report, the commentary explores clinical, policy, and research opportunities in three key areas. These include improving the implementation of immediate postpartum LARC programs, particularly in rural and underserved settings, addressing racism in reproductive health in Medicaid by training clinicians to holistically counsel patients on contraception while addressing social determinants of health, and tailoring services for adolescents to better meet the needs of this unique population.

The Institute for Medicaid Innovation is currently exploring potential opportunities to launch research projects focused on the three opportunities highlighted.  For more information about these exciting new opportunities, contact us at JMoore@MedicaidInnovation.org

 

About the Institute for Medicaid Innovation

The Institute for Medicaid Innovation (IMI) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, nonpartisan research and policy organization that provides independent, nonpartisan information and analysis that informs Medicaid policy and improves the health of the nation.

 

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Lydia Tonkonow

ltonkonow@medicaidinnovation.org