LPPEC Add On 1: Insurance and Lactation Private Practice by Annie Frisbie

LPPEC Add On 1: Insurance and Lactation Private Practice

Whether you are out-of-network or in-network, understanding how insurance coverage for lactation works can make a big difference for you and your clients. 


Launches on February 1st, 2021

About this course

In this 3-hour course taught by lactation insurance expert Donna Sinnott, BBA, IBCLC, you’ll learn what you need to know to maximize what your clients get reimbursed and what you can get paid for lactation services.

Part 1 is a general, basic understanding of the insurance game, the vocabulary and fee setting required when part of the current healthcare system.

Part 2 is a deeper dive into applying coding for consults to the current documentation requirements. Once you understand the differences in diagnosis, procedure and supply codes, you must decide what codes you will use and how to document them. This lecture discusses the details needed for documenting and coding for the type of consultations an IBCLC provides.

Part 3 offers a guide to moving the documentation, coding and billing into real life scenarios as you set up and navigate a private practice consult. This section also covers website and business building tips in regards to your documentation, consultation and note-taking styles. Finally, this session explains “incident-to” billing, to integrate lactation services with other health care professionals and various practice settings.

About 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. She 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. 


Can I ask the instructor questions?

You sure can! Donna and her Crash Course co-author Annie Frisbie MA, IBCLC will be available inside the course platform to answer your questions. 

Do you offer CERPs?

Yes! This session is approved for 3 L-CERPs.

When will I have access to the track content?

All content will be available on 2/1/21 and you will have full access through 1/31/22.

Do you offer refunds?

Due to the digital nature of this course, no refunds will be provided after 1/31/21.

Does this course include the Crash Course?

You'll be offered a discount for the Crash Course in Billing and Reimbursement for Lactation Consultants after your complete your purchase of the course.

Do I have to be an IBCLC to take this course?

We welcome aspiring IBCLCs and practitioners with other lactation credentials who are working within their scope of practice and desire to be HIPAA compliant and ethical in their business practice. If you’re not sure if you are qualified to take this course, send us a message! 

What's included in the full Lactation Private Practice Essential Course?

The full course includes all 4 tracks:
  • LPPEC Track 1: Creating your Lactation Private Practice
  • LPPEC Track 2: Running your Lactation Private Practice
  • LPPEC Track 3: Marketing your Lactation Private Practice
  • LPPEC Track 4: Growing your Lactation Private Practice
The full course also includes 3 add ons:
  • LPPEC Add On 1: Insurance and Private Practice
  • LPPEC Add On 2: Building Relationships through Communication
  • LPPEC Add On 3: Mental Health First Aid for the Perinatal Care Provider
The full course also includes bonuses:
  • How NOT to Negotiate Against Yourself (Live with Annie Frisbie MA, IBCLC)
  • Insurance Ask Me Anything (Live with Annie Frisbie MA, IBCLC)
  • Deeper Dive into Private Practice (1 hour with Annie Frisbie MA, IBCLC, Leah Jolly IBCLC, and Rachel O'Brien MA, IBCLC, RLC)
  • Creating Compassionate Content during a Pandemic (recorded workshop with Tiara Caldwell, LPN, IBCLC)
  • Social Media Vision Casting (recorded workshop with Tiara Caldwell, LPN, IBCLC)
  • Introduction to Branding Mini Course (recorded training with Hope Lima, PhD, RDN, IBCLC)

Total value: over $2100


Thank you so much for all of your amazing resources! I also just purchased the new Crash Course in Billing and it has already been so helpful in clarifying many things that have been making me crazy lately. Can’t thank you enough, I feel like your resources are exactly what I’ve needed and I’m so glad they’re available. : ) 
Chelsea DeSorbo IBCLC
This book is essential reading on how to navigate the murky waters of insurance billing and coding, both as an in-network provider and for understanding responsibilities associated with out of network billing. It’s well written, easy to understand, and for something written on my least favorite subject, surprisingly enjoyable to read!
Rachel King IBCLC
I read through the book and I have to say it is great. It is comprehensive without being overwhelming and has a wonderful flair of fandom and geeky-ness. Everything you have here is what I’d tell people, only you have put it far more eloquently. 
Michael Morgan, IBCLC Billing Services

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How this course works
About the Instructor: Donna Sinnott, BBA, IBCLC
Knowledge gap
Usage Permissions and Copyright
Understanding Insurance and Coding in our Current Healthcare System - The Basics
Course Video
Understanding Insurance and Coding in our Current Healthcare System - The Basics: Quiz
A Deeper Dive into Coding, Documentation and Billing for Lactation Consults
Course Video
Linking Coding and Documentation into a Real Life
Course video
Additional Resources
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CERP Information (CERPs Pending)
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