Does Regence Cover Breast Pumps?

Author Donald Gianassi

Posted Nov 12, 2022

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There is no one answer to this question as it depends on the individual insurance plan. Some insurance companies consider breast pumps to be medically necessary and will cover the cost either in full or in part, while others do not. It is important to check with your specific insurance provider to see what coverage, if any, is available for breast pumps.

In general, a breast pump may be considered medically necessary if it is prescribed by a physician for the purpose of expressing milk for a baby who is unable to breastfeed. Some insurance companies will require a letter of medical necessity from a physician in order to provide coverage. Other insurance companies may have a list of covered breast pumps that they will reimburse, regardless of whether or not a physician prescribes the pump.

Coverage for breast pumps can vary greatly from one insurance company to the next, so it is important to check with your provider to see what is covered. It is also important to keep in mind that even if your insurance does not cover the cost of a breast pump, there may be other financial assistance programs available to help with the cost.

How often should a breast pump be used?

A breast pump should be used as often as necessary to maintain milk production. This will vary from mom to mom, but is typically 1-3 times per day.

How long should a breast pump be used each time?

A breast pump should be used for about 15-20 minutes each time.

How often should a breast pump be cleaned?

A breast pump should be cleaned after every use. At a minimum, the breast pump should be taken apart and thoroughly washed with soap and water. The entire pump, including all tubing and attachments, should be wiped down with a clean, damp cloth.

Where can I get a breast pump?

There are many places where you can get a breast pump. Some hospital supply stores sell them, as do many online retailers. You can also get a breast pump through your insurance company, or by renting one from a hospital.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is my Regence plan ready for pregnancy care?

Yes, yourRegence plan is ready for pregnancy care. Speak to your provider about the coverage that aligns with your needs and risk factors for pregnancy.

Are breast pumps covered by insurance?

On average, breast pumps are not typically covered by insurance. Some policies do exclude specific pump types, and others may have exclusions for circumstances such as pregnancy or breastfeeding. If you're uninsured or don't want to spend the money to buy a pump outright, some states offer financial assistance for purchasing a pump. You can also ask your health insurance company about coverage for breastfeeding supplies, such as a breast pump.

Can You Help Me order Regence Babywise?

Yes! We can help you order your Regence Babywise program. Once you've registered, please contact our office at 1-800-222-7467 and we'd be happy to help you out.

What are the benefits of breast pumping during pregnancy?

Pumping breast milk during pregnancy offers numerous benefits for both the mother and her baby. These include: providing an individualized feeding routine that helps manage the child’s growth, promoting a healthy weight gain duringregnancy, helping to decrease post-partum bleeding, and easing sleep deprivation for the mother. Additionally, pumping also relieves stress on the mother’s body and can provide her with some mental relief.

What are the benefits of pumping breast milk during pregnancy?

There are a number of benefits of pumping breast milk during pregnancy, including the fact that it can help prevent jaundice in a newborn baby and provide some nutritional supplements. Additionally, pumped breast milk can be given to the baby when breastfeeding is not possible or desired.

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