Clinic and Provider Tools
We have created tools to help integrate IUDs and implants into clinic practice, including ones for the front desk staff, counselors, clinicians, and billing experts.
Protocols for Provision of Intrauterine Contraception and the Contraceptive Implant
IUD Competency checklists
These checklists can be used to assess competency at placing IUDs.
Together with the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists, the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association, the National Health Legal Program, and the National Women's Law Center, we created a reimbursement guide for IUDs and implants. The guide addresses stocking, eligibility, and reimbursement issues specific to these methods, including special patient cases such as postpartum and post-abortion provision.
Quick coding guide for IUDs and implants
We developed a LARC Quick Coding Guide Supplement (2022), including suggestions for coding complex insertions and removals.
Talking points for front desk staff
Your front desk or call center staff can use these talking points as a fast reference on the IUD and implant services offered at your practice.
Simplified IUD screening and insertion form
This form includes client history information using evidence-based eligibility criteria.
English-Spanish glossary for contraceptive counseling
This glossary includes terms particularly useful for talking with patients about different birth control types and related topics.
IUD and Implant Insertion and Removal Material Checklists
A list of the equipment and materials needed for typical IUD and implant insertions and removals. Use this list to prepare insertion and removal kits.
CDC Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraception: Summary Chart
The Reproductive Health Access Project prepared a user-friendly summary chart for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's United States Medical Eligibility Criteria.
Best Practices for Teaching IUD Placement
This handout summarizes evidence-based best practices for teaching IUD counseling and placement skills.
Responding to Patient Concerns
This guide offers suggestions for ways to address common contraceptive counseling concerns in a patient-centered manner.