WILL INSURANCE PAY FOR MY
Yes! Airway Home Medical cat Equipment is your Louisiana durable
medical equipment (DME) provider. We can provide you with the high-end
breast pumps mom's love -- with little to no out of pocket cost. We
carry Medela (Pump In Style Advanced Tote, Pump In Style Advanced Backpack, Pump In Style Advanced with Metro Bag,
Freestyle); Ameda (Purely Yours Ultra); Ardo (Calypso-To-Go); Hygeia (EnJoye LBI with Deluxe Tote); and
Avent (Comfort Double Electric) breast
pumps. We can bill BCBS (BC/BS, Blue Cross / Blue Shield), Coventry,
Gilsbar, Verity, WebTPA, and others. Unfortunately, at this time we
cannot bill Aetna, Cigna, United Healthcare (UHC), or Medicaid plans.
Medicaid moms can obtain a breast pump from a Target
pharmacy with a doctor's perscription.
Provisions of Affordable Care Act Effective 7/1/2013
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
(HHS) has adopted guidelines for
several woman-specific health services to be covered by health plans.
These services include "breastfeeding support, supplies, and
counseling." According to the HHS Web site Healthcare.gov,
"Pregnant and postpartum women will have access to comprehensive
lactation support and counseling from trained providers, as well as
breastfeeding equipment." The Web site adds: "Breastfeeding is one of
the most effective preventive measures mothers can take to protect
their health and that of their children. One of the barriers for
breastfeeding is the cost of purchasing or renting breast pumps and
does this benefit moms?
new provisions mean that insurance providers are now required by law to
provide electric breast pumps as a covered expense for lactating
women. Please note that there are some variation about
co-pays, depending on your insurance carrier and plan.
do I get a breast pump through Airway?
Airway tries to make the experience as easy and hassle-free as
possible. Here's how the ordering process works:
- Please call us at 337-237-7377
(Mon-Fri 8am-5:30 P.M., CST) or email firstname.lastname@example.org (7
days a week).
- Our staff will ask for your health
insurance plan information (policy number and insurance phone number)
and your obstetrician's information (cannot be pediatrician), including
his or her name and phone number as well as the type of breast pump you
are interested in.
- Airway staff will then contact your
health insurance and OB on your behalf to confirm coverage and complete
your order. If there is an amount due, Airway will contact you to
discuss your insurance benefit and patient responsibility. Please note,
many insurance companies may not cover breast pumps until your
deductible is met, the baby is born or 30 days before your due date.
- Your equipment is sent right to
your home or office free of charge after order processing (order
processing can take up to 5-8 business days, then 3-4 days shipping).
What are the advantages of ordering my breast pump
Airway handles contacting both your insurance provider and your
physician on your behalf. This usually means your breast pump is
shipped to you with minimal or no out-of-pocket expense and arrives at
your door in approximately 1 to 2 weeks.
How soon before the delivery of my baby and how
late after their birth can I order a breast pump?
Depending on your insurance plans guidelines, we can provide a breast
pump to you up to 30 days prior to your baby's date of birth and up to
12 months after delivery. United Healthcare Plan members, please be
aware that United Healthcare requires your baby to be born prior to
receiving a breast pump.
Which breast pumps are available from Airway?
proudly supplies Ardo Calypso-To-Go, Ameda Purely Yours, Avent Comfort
Double Electric Breast Pump, Hygeia Enjoye LBI, and Medela Pump in
Style breast pumps. We can provide other types of breast
pumps depending on a mother's need.
Do I need to get a prescription from my doctor
before calling Airway to place my order?
No. Our staff will obtain the required documentation from doctor's
office during the order verification process.
soon will I receive my breast pump after placing my order with Airway?
The time will vary. Insurance providers require documentation
of certified medical need (verification process). Our staff
will obtain the documents which verify your diagnosis and medical
equipment to be ordered. This process could take between 3-5 business
days., depending on your doctor's office response time.
If the breast pump you requested is approved through your health
insurance without additional co-pays and currently in stock, then you
will receive your order (usually within a week of calling) -- after we
receive your written order confirmation.
If the breast pump you requested is not approved through your health
insurance and/or there are additional co-pays, we will call you to
determine next steps.
I return my breast pump if it did not meet my needs?
Unfortunately due to health reasons, open breast pumps are
non-returnable. But we do stand behind our products and if
the pump is defective then we will replace it within 1 year of purchase
date. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns
about the breast pump. Patient care is our primary
Pump Request Form
If you would like us to contact you with information about breast pump
options, or would like us to get started on an order for you, please
fill out the form below and we will be in contact with you shortly.