A Provider’s Toolkit: Access Reproductive Health Care for Your Patients
A new online toolkit now makes it easier for providers in New Jersey to access contraceptive services for their patients. The toolkit was released by the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute (Quality Institute) to break down barriers to reproductive health care and empower patients to access the contraceptive care that is best for them.
The New Jersey Reproductive Health Access Project: Provider Access Commitment Toolkit (NJ-RHAP PACT) is a comprehensive online resource outlining the policies and procedures for contraceptive care and best practices to increase access to services. Developed to help support and enhance your practice’s workflows, it provides all the information you need in one place.
The toolkit is part of the Quality Institute’s statewide initiative to empower providers and their patients to access quality reproductive health services. Barriers such as availability of choices, preauthorization and knowledge of options, make accessing contraceptive services one of the most complex for providers and their patients, according to the Quality Institute. We’re happy with our ongoing collaboration with the Quality Institute to provide additional support to providers.
Topics addressed in the toolkit
The toolkit addresses several topics including contraceptive counseling, effective billing and coding practices, steps to increase same-day access to long-acting reversible contraception and community engagement strategies. The toolkit also includes additional reference materials to help clinicians, administrators and health system leaders better understand contraceptive coverage and execute best practices to improve access to comprehensive services.
We encourage you to review the content of this toolkit, and to identify strategies or best practices you can adopt to enhance reproductive health care for your patients. You can also review Recommendations of the New Jersey Perinatal Care During COVID 19.