Enhancing Access to Medicaid Family Planning Program Services: State-Level Best Practices

Medicaid is the primary source of family planning coverage, accounting for 75% of public expenditures for family planning services in the United States. 1 In order to expand the number of people who can access family planning services (e.g., contraceptives, STD/STI testing), states have taken the option to establish Medicaid family planning programs that cover a suite of family planning services for individuals not otherwise eligible for full-scope Medicaid. Medicaid family planning programs play a key role in enabling individuals to access family planning services, and they are especially needed in states that have not yet expanded Medicaid to their adult population. To date, 30 states across the country have established Medicaid family planning programs.

In a new webinar based on their upcoming issue brief, Manatt Health and Arnold Ventures will provide best-practice strategies that serve as an actionable roadmap for states seeking to adopt family planning programs, as well as for states with existing programs looking to bolster participation and utilization rates. Key topics include: 

  • An overview of states implementing Medicaid family planning programs, including services covered and program value
  • A state-by-state analysis of Medicaid family planning program enrollment and utilization rates
  • Best-practice strategies for increasing enrollment and utilization related to:
    • Eligibility and Enrollment
    • Consumer Outreach and Education Support
    • Covered Services
    • Confidentiality
    • Provider Access


Date and Time:

Thursday, June 22
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET

1 Kinsey Hasstedt, Adam Sonfield & Rachel Benson Gold, Guttmacher Institute, Public Funding for Family Planning and Abortion Services, FY 1980–2015(April 2017), available at https://www.guttmacher.org/sites/default/files/report_pdf/public-funding-family-planning-abortion-services-fy-1980-2015.pdf.

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This program does not constitute legal advice, nor does it establish an attorney-client relationship. Views expressed by presenters are strictly their own and should not be construed to be the views of Manatt or attributed to Manatt.



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