Find information on the Health Care Authority's (HCA) Family Planning Only programs.
Notice: On June 10, the Health Care Authority (HCA) notified providers that the programs formerly known as Apple Health (Medicaid) Family Planning Only Extension and Take Charge would undergo significant changes on Monday, July 1, 2019. These changes affect both the names of the programs and, more importantly, service offerings for clients who use the programs.
What are the changes?
The most noticeable change for clients and providers is a name change.
- Family Planning Only – Pregnancy Related
Formerly known as the Family Planning Only extension (sometimes as Family Planning Only), this program serves recently pregnant clients who lose Apple Health coverage after their 60-day post-pregnancy coverage ends.
- Family Planning Only
Formerly known as TAKE CHARGE, this program serves uninsured women and men seeking to prevent unintended pregnancy, and teens and domestic violence victims who need confidential family planning services.
Increased provider network
Historically, some of these services required that a client seek a specifically approved provider. With the July 1 changes, a client using either of the Family Planning Only programs can seek family planning services through any Apple Health provider.
Increased ease of enrollment
While enrollment for Family Planning Only – Pregnancy Related services is still automatic, Family Planning Only clients can now apply for benefits with an eligible Apple Health provider in person, by mail, phone, or fax.
Will there be provider training for my practice?
Yes. HCA will be holding three separate webinar trainings for providers, patient navigators, billing staff, or anyone who works with the family planning programs.
Trainings are intended to be a semi-interactive classroom experience where attendees can submit questions to a moderator. You are also able to submit questions ahead of time.
Please register ASAP for one of the following Family Planning Provider webinars:
- July 5, 2019 - 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Pacific)
- July 9, 2019 - 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. (Pacific)
- July 10, 2019 – 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Pacific)
Are there quick reference materials for my practice?
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
Will the changes in the Family Planning Only programs cause any changes to the RAC codes or the ACES program codes assigned to these programs?
- The changes to the Family Planning Only programs will not cause any changes to RAC codes or any changes to the ACE program codes.
What is a qualified immigrant?
- Qualified immigrants are those who are lawfully permitted to remain in the U.S. and qualify for Apple Health.
What will the abbreviations look like in ProviderOne (P1) for Family Planning Only – Pregnancy Related and Family Planning Only (formally TAKE CHARGE)?
- The abbreviations in P1 will remain the same at this time.
Must a person be documented to apply for this program or can undocumented people apply?
- There are two Family Planning Only programs. The eligibility requirements are not changing July 1, 2019. Changes are detailed in the eligibility fact sheet.