Post-Abortion Contraceptive Coverage in Medicaid

Executive Summary

This issue brief discusses how Medicaid allows coverage of family planning services during an abortion visit that is not covered by Medicaid. Family planning services and supplies is a mandatory Medicaid service and has been classified as a non-related service to an abortion. While the federal law is clear, the primary challenge for obtaining reimbursement arises from policies instituted at the state and payer levels.

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