Consultation Services and Fees at MilkWorks O
Mothers who are experiencing breastfeeding concerns are encouraged to schedule an appointment at MilkWorks O with an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (known as an IBCLC). A mother’s first (Initial) appointment is ~60-90 minutes in length. All medical supplies used during a consult, including the short term use of a Medical Need (Hospital Grade) rental pump, are included in the consultation fee. Follow Up appointments are ~45-60 minutes in length. Drop in or scheduled weight checks and phone calls may also be part of your care. We encourage you to be seen until your baby is feeding well and you are comfortable with breastfeeding.
What is the fee for this service?
Private Insurance plans are required to provide breastfeeding help as part of the Affordable Care Act. Coverage is for a mother, not a baby. We encourage you to contact your insurance plan to verify coverage of breastfeeding assistance as part of Women’s Preventive Services.
- If your insurance plan covers breastfeeding help and we are an in network provider for your plan, we will file directly with your plan for each appointment. Breastfeeding help is a preventive service and should not be subject to a deductible or co-pay. You will not receive a bill for our services unless your plan interprets this differently. We are not able to guarantee coverage of our services by your insurance plan.
- If you do NOT have health insurance, or your insurance plan does NOT cover breastfeeding help, or we are NOT an in-network provider, we recommend that you take advantage of our discounted, out-of-pocket consult fee. We do not file for insurance under this payment option and payment is made at the time of an appointment. We subsidize discounted consult fees with income from retail sales at MilkWorks O.
- If you have a Health Savings or Flex Savings Account, you may want to submit your consult fee(s) for reimbursement.
- MilkWorks O has a very limited number of grants and donations that cover consults for mothers and babies who only have Medicaid insurance. Nebraska Medicaid plans do not currently cover breastfeeding support. They only cover breast pumps.
Please call our billing department (402-423-6402 ext. 103) for additional information.