Basics of Lactation Insurance

0.5 L-CERPs + 0.5 R-CERPs

In-network and out-of-network coverage for lactation services

Why and how insurance policies cover lactation services.

Learn the basics of billing, coding, and reimbursement for lactation care. Covers in network, out of network, and incident to billing practices in all types of perinatal outpatient settings.

Basics of Lactation Insurance Webinar [0.5 L-CERPs/0.5 R-CERPs]

Thank you Annie & Rebecca for this fantastic information! You both make insurance easier to understand and navigate.

Jenica Willis LVN, IBCLC

This presentation is a great primer to introduce the United States insurance labyrinth and create familiarity with some of the terms and concepts.

Anna Swisher, MBA, IBCLC


  • Understand what the Affordable Care Act says about breastfeeding (and what it doesn’t say about lactation or chestfeeding)
  • Learn the difference between in-network and out-of-network billing with examples from specific insurance payers
  • Learn about incident-to billing and how it works in practice

Good basic insurance and lactation info provided.

Amy Harvick APRN IBCLC

I really appreciate how Annie, always considers the ethics and diversity with all her topics! She has been a huge help and time saver for getting my private practice up and running. Thank you!


IBLCE Content Outline

  • VII. B4 Documentation 
  • VII. E3 Advocate for mother/baby in healthcare system
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Meet Your Instructor

Rebecca Costello, MPH, IBCLC

Rebecca began her lactation journey with her undergraduate senior thesis, evaluating a WIC breastfeeding education program. After working as a doula and childbirth educator, she decided to pursue a Master’s in Public Health, in Maternal and Child Health, from the University of North Carolina.There, she was also in the first class of the Mary Rose Tully Training Initiative, a Pathway 2 IBCLC training program.

Following graduation, Rebecca worked full time as an IBCLC in a large academic hospital. She then became the Director of Lactation Services at a busy freestanding birth center, expanding the lactation services there to 30+ appointments/week. After making the move to a new state, she set up a private practice and continues to work with new families. Having encountering obstacles to becoming, and working as, an IBCLC, she loves offering education that allows other LCs to establish their practices.

The Basics of Lactation Insurance Webinar was a concise and honest short course that helped me understand the basics of insurance coverage for lactation support.

Heather Click Hutton BSN, RN, IBCLC

Love the topic and the speaker! Also loved the speaker’s position on payment for lactation care. It’s a huge struggle in the area I live in (many providers are giving free care) so it’s great to hear it from other lactation providers.

Jenica Willis LVN, IBCLC
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