GOLD Learning Speakers

USA

Melissa Morgan, IBCLC, RLC, CLE

Renee Beebe, M.Ed., RLC, IBCLC

  • Speaker Type: Advanced Clinical & Business Skills for Private Practice 2016
  • Country: USA
Biography:

Melissa Morgan is a lactation consultant operating a robust private practice in Eastern Washington and North Idaho. She has also partnered with a thriving physician's group to provide contractional lactation care and provides lactation services and practitioner education in the public health setting.  She is studying health service administration with an emphasis on finance and has consulted with other IBCLCs in their efforts to establish in-clinic lactation services in the physician office. She and her husband are raising their three children in their self-built home in the foothills of the Rockies where she enjoys her warm/hot glass studio, snowshoeing, and berry picking.

Renee Beebe is a board certified lactation consultant with a busy private practice. She has been working in the field of lactation since the birth of her first child in 1990--as a La Leche League Leader, postpartum doula and IBCLC. Since becoming certified in 1997, Renee has supported moms through home, hospital and clinic visits, drop-in groups in the Seattle area and phone and tele-conferencing consultations internationally. In 2013, she began a contractual relationship with a naturopathic family practice clinic to provide lactation services. Renee is thankful to live in breastfeeding-friendly Seattle, close to her 2 grown daughters.

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Developing a lactation program in the physician's office
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.
Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: Breastfeeding and Lactation