Welcome to Family PACT
The Office of Family Planning (OFP) is charged by the California Legislature “to make available to citizens of the State who are of childbearing age comprehensive medical knowledge, assistance, and services relating to the planning of families”. The purpose of family planning is to provide women and men a means by which they decide for themselves the number, timing, and spacing of their children.
The OFP administers the Family Planning, Access, Care, and Treatment (Family PACT) program. Family PACT is California’s innovative approach to provide comprehensive family planning services to eligible low income (under 200% federal poverty level) men and women. Family PACT serves 1.8 million income eligible men and women of childbearing age through a network of 2,200 public and private providers. Services include comprehensive education, assistance, and services relating to family planning. Family PACT Overview (7-12) (PDF)
Message from the Office of Family Planning regarding Coverage of Sexually Transmitted Infections
Effective immediately, the Department of Health Care Services, Office of Family Planning (OFP), will reimburse testing, diagnosis and treatment of specified Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) under the Family Planning, Access, Care and Treatment (Family PACT) program regardless of the initial purpose of the family planning visit. In other words, reimbursable STI testing and treatment can occur during the initial visit, as long as family planning services are provided, or at a subsequent visit by a Family PACT client. Family planning consultation does not need to occur at these subsequent visits.
Providers can reflect this in their billing immediately. As the Department works to make system changes, including revising the Family PACT’s Policies, Procedures and Billing Instruction (PPBI) manual and codes, as warranted, providers are asked to continue to list a family planning diagnosis code in the primary or secondary field, depending on the focus of the encounter, in all claims submitted for STI testing until instructed otherwise. For information regarding the specified STIs covered under Family PACT, please refer to Family PACT’s PPBI manual found at www.familypact.org (under the Provider tab).
The Department will be sending out a newsflash on this in the coming weeks.
To see the original CMS guidance, please click here (PDF).
DHCS Office of Family Planning Stakeholder Meeting
These meetings are held the second Monday of each month and are used predominantly to discuss operational and policy issues related to the administration of the Family Planning, Access, Care and Treatment (Family PACT) program and Medi-Cal family planning services. Click here to complete a one time registration form for the meetings.
10 Things Family PACT clients should know about the Affordable Care Act (PDF)
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