Insurance and Lactation Private Practice

3.5 CERPs + 3.5 CEUs

In-network and out-of-network definitions and strategies

Ethical coding that gets you paid and your clients reimbursed.

Understand the American healthcare system and the coding requirements needed for all lactation consultants in a private practice setting.  

3 modules:

  • Understanding Insurance and Coding in our Current Healthcare System
  • A Deeper Dive into Coding, Documentation and Billing for Lactation Consults
  • Linking Coding and Documentation into Real Life Scenarios

🎉 BONUS! Hot Topics in Lactation Insurance

Featuring Rebecca Costello MPH, IBCLC and Annie Frisbie MA, IBCLC on insurance fraud, incident-to billing, Medicaid, and so much more.

Insurance is overwhelming but Donna has made the process seem a little more approachable.

Cheryl Demers, IBCLC

This course was a great way to get a handle on in & out of network billing. I had no idea that dealing with insurance payers could be so difficult. I’m thankful for Donna and Annie for trying to better our profession by showing us the ropes in billing.

Ashley Feeley, IBCLC
Insurance and Lactation Private Practice (3 L-CERPs + 0.5 E-CERPs + 3.5 CEUs)


  • The learner will be able to understand the current system of healthcare in regards to insurance coverage for lactation. 
  • The learner will be able to understand the difference in the types of procedure codes primarily used by IBCLCs and health care providers in our current system. 
  • The learner will be able to understand how to read an explanation of benefits and how to set the fees they will choose for lactation consultations. 

IBLCE Content Outline

  • VII. A. 7 Communications Technology
  • VII. B. 4 Documentation
  • VII. C. 3 Code of Professional Conduct (CPC)
  • VII. C. 4 Principles of Confidentiality

Where was this when I started? Going through this content will make some things easier for my practice. Annie as always you are a wealth of information!

KatieAnn McKee RN IBCLC

Great information given clearly!

Jodie Miller RN, IBCLC
Insurance and Lactation Private Practice (3 L-CERPs + 0.5 E-CERPs + 3.5 CEUs)

Meet Your Instructor

Donna Sinnott, BBA, IBCLC

Donna is an IBCLC who is happy to share her enlightening education and empowering support on various aspects of lactation. Donna has worked in two private practice settings as an IBCLC and since 2005 Donna’s primary job has been in-patient lactation and prenatal class instructor at a busy Family-Centered Maternity Unit in Pennsylvania. Prior to her full-time work, she was also the Office Manager in her husband’s Chiropractic office where she first learned about coding and billing. When the Affordable Care Act rolled out, she felt compelled to become a guide to IBCLCs trying to navigate the insurance game.

Donna is the co-author of the current Crash Course on Billing and Coding for IBCLCs. In addition to her full-time job, she teaches 2 online courses offering the 90 classroom hours required for aspiring IBCLCS at the International Breastfeeding Institute and speaks locally and nationally on a variety of lactation topics. 

Insurance and Lactation Private Practice (3 L-CERPs + 0.5 E-CERPs + 3.5 CEUs)