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Developing a lactation program in the physician's office

by Melissa Morgan, IBCLC, RLC, CLE by Renee Beebe, M.Ed., RLC, IBCLC
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP
  • Learning Format: Webinar
  • Handout: Yes
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The Affordable Care Act requires insurance companies to provide no-cost-sharing lactation benefits to mothers and babies.IBCLC is the premier professional to provide breastfeeding services, but the lack of broad state licensure for lactation consultants limits access to services, as Medicaid and most insurers will not directly cover unlicensed health care providers. Establishing IBCLC services in the physician’s clinic setting overcomes this limitation and allows for increased access to expert breastfeeding help. This presentation will equip IBCLCs and physicians with tools necessary to collaborate and implement a lactation program. Details regarding billing, financial arrangements, complementary care, marketing, etc., will be discussed. In the United States; there is an entire Facebook group devoted to this topic and the speakers regularly field questions about establishing this type of arrangement. Melissa and Renee will discuss two different models from their experience: one in an OB-GYN clinic and one in a naturopathic family medicine clinic.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1:Discuss methods of charting and scheduling that enable joint access to patient information
Objective 2: Understand the concept of “incident to” billing
Objective 3: Develop at least 2 techniques for establishing relationships with potential physician's offices
Objective 4: Articulate at least 2 benefits to IBCLC to working in a physician’s office
Objective 5: Articulate at least 2 benefits to physicians when IBCLC is working in their office

Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks