October 1, 2013
National Breastfeeding Center Endorses The Lactation Center of Lancaster County at Eden Park Pediatrics.
Congratulations to Eden Park Pediatrics! Find more information here.
September 6, 2013
Scorecard on Payers’ Breastfeeding Support Policies Released!
NBfC has researched polices and guidelines from 100 insurance companies nationally and scored 79 of them based on its level of breastfeeding support. Anthem and Aetna both score highly! Read the press release and download the scorecard here.
August 5, 2013
National Breastfeeding Center Announces Its First Pediatric Practice Endorsement
We are pleased to announce that The Breastfeeding Center of Pittsburgh (BfCP) is now its first endorsed site.
Find more information here.
July 18, 2013
National Breastfeeding Center, in conjunction with USBC, has released a ‘model policy’ for insurance companies with the goal of having “Payers” more appropriately cover breastfeeding services, pumps and supplies in the future.
Provisions in the Affordable Care Act for breastfeeding services and pump coverage (effective from the plan year starting August 1, 2012) did not spell out exactly what should be covered, leaving insurance companies with plenty of leeway to cover as little as possible, in as many ways as possible, across the country. The result has been chaos.
But not for much longer. The Model Payer Policy provides a roadmap for insurers, written in their own language and using criteria that they can readily implement - if they want to support breastfeeding. . .
More details may be found here.