As a quality provider of medical services, please see the HFS Informational Notice on Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services from June 26, 2014 to review the guidance about delivery of family planning and reproductive healthcare. Additionally, Illinois Health Connect's Provider Education hosted a contraceptive webinar with a slide deck on July 15, 2014 which highlights key points in the provision of reproductive healthcare services. Below are nationally recognized resources providing the most up to date references for evidence based practice.
Contraception from Most Effective to Less Effective
Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Reproductive Health - United States Medical Eligibility Criteria (US MEC) for Contraceptive Use, 2010
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) - Committee Opinion on Understanding and Using the US Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use, 2010
Use of Contraceptives in the Postpartum Period:
CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Remport (MMWR) - Update to CDC's U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use, 2010: Revised Recommendations for the Use of Contraceptive Methods During the Postpartum Period
Long Acting Reversible Contraceptive Clinical Resources:
Support for Contraceptive Counseling and Education
Providing Quality Family Planning Webinar on Dec 3, 2014 1 p.m. CST
The Illinois Medicaid Program recently released a major new policy on family planning, including increased rates for certain procedures. This interactive webinar will assist both family planning and primary care providers to take advantage of this new policy for their clients by synthesizing and presenting the most valuable current data and best practices in family planning.
American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology (ACOG) Free, No Membership Required Webinar Series:
For free webinars related to long acting reversible contraceptives, please see ACOG’s LARC webinars for past and future webinar trainings.