Mississippi

In 2019, Converge: Partners in Access partnered with NIRH to increase access to LARC at federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), community-based organizations that provide care to all, regardless of their ability to pay. To take advantage of a recently passed Medicaid State Plan Amendment improving reimbursement rates for LARCs, Converge formed and convened a statewide advisory group to educate FQHCs on this policy and created a toolkit on how to overcome potential logistical and systems barriers. Converge partners closely with reproductive justice leaders in the state to ensure that patient autonomy and access to the full range of contraceptive care, including LARC removal, are centered in their work.