IBCLC health insurance

Why most private practice IBCLCs don’t take insurance

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If you’ve done any research into pregnancy or breastfeeding in the United States in the past few years, it’s likely you’re aware that the Affordable Care Act expanded preventative health care services to include breastfeeding support- as of August 1, 2012, health plans in the United States were generally required to cover “breastfeeding support, supplies and […]

Getting your IBCLC visit covered by insurance: an update

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In a blog post earlier this year, I discussed the obnoxious loophole that allows health insurance companies in the United States to claim that they cover breastfeeding support and supplies as per the Affordable Care Act, even though they won’t allow IBCLCs to be in-network providers (and often will refuse to reimburse families for their […]

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How to get reimbursed for a IBCLC home visit

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How to get reimbursed for an IBCLC home visit by your health insurance company As I’ve mentioned in the past, the Affordable Care Act of 2012 requires most health insurance companies to cover “breastfeeding support, supplies and counseling” in conjunction with each birth.  This means that most insurance companies should cover a home visit from […]