Obstetrical Providers Reimbursed for Immediate Postpartum Contraception

Date Issued: 1/30/2015

July 17, 2014 – The New York State Department of Health issued a Medicaid policy change which allows health care providers to be reimbursed when intrauterine devices (IUDs) and contraceptive implants are offered and chosen immediately after childbirth. Prior to this change, a woman who was insured by Medicaid and who wanted an IUD or contraceptive implant could not access these methods at the time of childbirth; typically the IUD or implant were too costly for providers to offer when they were not reimbursed. New York State is one of the first states to provide Medicaid reimbursement for immediate post-partum placement of these methods prior to hospital discharge.

For more information on the immediate postpartum contraception initiative visits the NYC DOH:


Resources for your patents include information on the Postpartum Family Planning (PPFP) Toolkit, including IUD insertion information at:


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