Some of our most frequently asked questions…
Q: Do you accept insurance?
A: We are in network with Aetna. We are considered OON ( out of network) providers for all other insurances at this time. You have the option to pay out of pocket and submit for reimbursement. We do not guarantee reimbursement but we can help you with the process for a fee.
Q: I called Aetna and they said I am covered 100% for lactation visits. So, why do you require a credit on file?
A: Lactation coverage is generally misunderstood. Under current health care law ( the ACA), you should be covered for lactation care - but - every insurance company and every benefit plan is different. It is important to understand the specific terms of your coverage. Under the health care law ( ACA) the following is covered at 100% : Billing code S9443 ( Lactation Class) for 60 minutes, for mother. A variety of billing codes are used based on a number of different factors: visit participants ( just mom, just baby or mom + baby), visit location , visit duration and visit complexity. We do not know ahead of time all of the specific codes that will apply to your post natal visit. We bill for baby if baby is part of the visit.
Q: I just had a baby but they will not be added to our Aetna policy before our consultation. Can we still meet with you?
A: Yes. The process to add your baby to your Aetna policy can take a few days up to a few weeks. you can still meet with us before that happens. Once your baby is added, we will bill for your baby’s portion of the visit. It is important to communicate with us if your baby’s PRIMARY POLICY is not Aetna.
Q: What do I do if my baby’s primary insurance is not Aetna?
A: You are responsible to complete a coordination of benefits form. If your baby’s primary insurance does not cover your baby’s portion of your visit, you are financially responsible for that portion of the visit.
Q: Do you guarantee reimbursement for self pay visits?
A: No, we cannot guarantee that you will be reimbursed. We will provide you with a super bill and paid receipt for services rendered for you to submit to your insurance company. Reimbursement is dependent upon your insurance company and your policy’s benefits.
Q: Can your billing department help me submit for reimbursement to my insurance?
A: Yes. If you choose to have Little Bean Lactation submit for reimbursement on your behalf, there is a $45.00 fee for this service. This does not guarantee reimbursement but this does remove the hassle of dealing directly with your insurance company.
Q: What do you charge for consultations?
A: Please visit the “Fees” section of our website.
Q: What types of consultations do you offer?
A: Please see the “Services” section of our website to understand more about our consultations.
Q: What types of visits do you offer?
A: Office, Home & Virtual
Q: Where is your office?
A: 318 Main Street, Suite 101C, Millburn, NJ
Q: Do you have a waiting room?
A: Yes, it is a shared waiting room with 3 other practitioners. There is comfortable seating for 2 people and room for a stroller.
Q: Can I feed my baby in your waiting room if necessary?
Q: Is there parking available near your office?
A: Parking is right in front of our building and there are always spots available.
Q: Can I bring someone with me?
A: Yes, you can bring a support person with you to your visit.
Q: What do I need to bring to my visit?
A: You will receive an email with instructions for your visit after your appointment booked and confirmed online.
Q: How do I book an appointment?
A: Click on the “Book Your Visit” Button
Q: Do you charge my credit card on file?
A: No. This is not charged at the time you book your visit. Your credit card is used
to secure your visit and is only used if you are a self pay patient - or - if your insurance company
has determined you have a co-pay -or- your policy does not cover the entirety of your visit. If this occurs, we will invoice you first. Payment is due upon receipt. If your invoice is not paid within 7 days of issuance, we will process the invoice, using the card on file that you provided. This is part of your consent for care policies in your intake forms.
Q: Do you charge a travel fee for home visits?
A: Yes. Our home visit travel fee is dependent upon your location. Please inquire about fees for your area by texting 973-935-3230. In general, our home visit specialist does not travel further then 20 mile radius of the Millburn, NJ area.
Q: Do you work with bottle feeding families or families who choose to not directly breast or body feed?
A: Yes, absolutely.
Q: Are you an inclusive practice?
A: Yes, absolutely.
Q: Do you have training in Lip, Tongue & Cheek Tie Assessments?
A: Yes, our team is well trained in TOTs and their impact on infant feeding. We are fully trained in functional feeding assessments, structural assessments and the facilitation of the post frenecotmy process.
Q: What if I need to change or cancel my appointment?
A: Please notify us as soon as possible. We understand that life with a new baby is unpredictable and we are reasonable people but we do ask for us at least 12 hours notice. No shows and late cancellations will be charged a fee. This is outlined in your consent for care which are part of your intake forms. Rescheduling your visit is always an option.
Q: What if I am running late?
A: Drive safe, don’t worry and please just let us know. We will do the best that we can with the time remaining for your visit. Follow ups visits can happen sooner as needed.
Q: How do I time my baby’s feeding for our consultation?
A: Think about your baby’s most recent feeding routine, and try to plan for a visit time that falls in between or after a feeding. We understand that this doesn’t always work - and that your baby might need to eat right before we meet. We do what we can to work with your baby’s needs.
Q: What if my baby needs to eat right before our consultation?
A: Don’t withhold a feeding. It is better to Feed your baby something if they need to eat, even if the timing doesn’t work perfectly for your scheduled visit. Often times, offering a partial feeding to keep your baby comfortable works. We work with your baby’s schedule the best that we can.
Q: Do you require masks?
A: No. We no longer require masks. We will mask if your baby is under 4 weeks of age and we will also mask upon request.
Q: Should I keep my appointment if one of us is sick?
A: No, we ask that you reschedule or opt for a virtual visit in place of a face to face visit.