ASPR TRACIE is sharing information released today from CMS Bulletins for Medicare Providers and for Medicaid Private Market with guidance on Zika virus. Please see below for more information.
CMS Bulletin for Medicare Providers:
The bulletin will serve to inform Medicaid agencies and interested stakeholders about how Medicaid services and authorities can help states and territories prevent, detect, and respond to the Zika virus, including efforts to prevent the transmission and address health risks to beneficiaries from the Zika virus.
The informational bulletin is publicly available, and can be accessed on Medicaid.gov at http://www.medicaid.gov/Federal-Policy-Guidance/Federal-Policy-Guidance.html.
CMS Bulletin for Medicaid Private Market:
Medicaid Family Planning Services and Supplies
SHO # 16-008
Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) sent a letter to all State Health Officials (SHOs) to clarify previous guidance on the delivery of family planning services and supplies to all Medicaid beneficiaries. This letter provides guidance on family planning services provided under both fee-for-service and managed care delivery systems; clarify the purpose of the family planning visit; offer strategies to reduce barriers to receiving family planning services and supplies; increase access to contraceptives and clarify policy regarding sterilization after delivery.
For more information on today’s SHO letter click here: http://www.medicaid.gov/federal-policy-guidance/federal-policy-guidance.html.
Release and launch webinar for the new resource “Providing Family planning Care for Non-Pregnant Clients of Reproductive AG in the Context of Zika: A Toolkit for Healthcare Providers” scheduled for Thursday, July 7.