CAI has developed a variety of online tools that support the work of public health practitioners. These tools are available to guide and inform health practitioners by improving the quality of health care and social services delivered to vulnerable populations.
CAI's LARC Modeling Tool resource is intended to support healthcare service providers to examine assumptions about the affordability of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) methods. Specifically, it calculates whether the costs associated with the provision of LARC will be covered (break-even), whether a profit can be realized, or if losses are projected based on an agency's current payer mix (i.e. the proportion of clients insured by each third-party payer) and the reimbursement rates paid by each third-party payer. Going through this analysis will support healthcare service providers in examining the "business case" for the provision of LARC on-site, a best practice for increasing access to this first-line strategy for reducing rates of unintended pregnancy. Information gleaned from this analysis also can support negotiations with third-party payers, specifically with those plans for which the costs of providing LARC are higher than reimbursement received.
Click here to access the tool.