INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
Division of Healthcare Services
Subject: Waiver renewal.
Effective Date: Upon approval by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Document Description: Services available to men and women with incomes at or below two hundred percent of the federal poverty level with a goal of reducing unintended pregnancy.
The objectives of TAKE CHARGE are:
|•||Decrease the number of unintended pregnancies;|
|•||Increase the use of contraceptive methods;|
|•||Increase the availability of family planning services for low-income men and women; and|
|•||Raise the providers' awareness regarding the importance of client centered education, counseling and risk reduction to increase successful use of contraceptive methods.|
|•||Be a United States citizen;|
|•||Be a resident of Washington state;|
|•||Have income at or below two hundred percent of the federal poverty level;|
|•||Apply voluntarily for family planning services at the office or clinic of a TAKE CHARGE provider; and|
|•||Need family planning services but have no family planning coverage through another MPA program or health insurance plan.|
Covered Services for Women:
|•||An initial or annual comprehensive family planning preventive medicine visit with some limited STD screening.|
|•||Cervical, vaginal and breast cancer screening at the time of the annual exam or as medically necessary.|
|•||Office visits directly related to a family planning problem when medically necessary.|
|•||FDA approved prescription and nonprescription contraceptives.|
|•||FDA approved nonprescription contraceptive methods including condoms and spermicides.|
|•||Education and counseling for risk reduction for those men whose female partners are at risk for unintended pregnancy.|
To receive a copy of the interpretive or policy statements, contact Maureen Considine, ARNP, TAKE CHARGE Family Planning, P.O. Box 45530, Olympia, WA 98504-5530, phone (360) 725-1652, fax (360) 664-4371, e-mail Maureen.email@example.com.