So much planning is involved in having a baby. For us it was finding a bigger place (we moved in April), finding a daycare (we signed Mark up earlier this month), reviewing your hospital coverage (I've contacted Blue Cross Blue Shield numerous times) and the one I dreaded the most because it just seemed so time-consuming was figuring out how to get a breast pump.
First things first, I messaged Blue Cross Blue Shield and asked what my coverage allowed. Within 2 days they messaged me back with their blanket response for my insurance. A manual breast pump was covered at 100%. An electric breast pump was covered at 100% if received through a participating PPO provider. Or a rental one up to $1000 or for 12 months, whichever comes first.
I was now instructed to find a participating PPO provider that I could get one through. So, yet another to-do list item. Our pre-baby to-do list that I wrote about a month ago started with about 18 items on it. It is now sitting at 28 because we just keep adding action items, including this one!
However, I used my Google machine to search for participating PPO providers, and this is what I found.
The best website ever!
Edgepark - www.edgepark.com
It was literally as easy as 1-2-3!
I clicked on order breast pump, selected my state and insurance carrier, and then clicked determine coverage.
I was then able to select the breast pump, input my doctor's information, my insurance details and submitted the order.
Edgepark then contacted my insurance company to verify the insurance coverage and they also contacted my doctor to verify the pregnancy and the need for a breast pump. If for some reason I was not covered, Edgepark would send me an email with an invoice. I would pay it and then they would ship the breast pump.
I followed the above steps on Edgepark's website on Friday, July 22, and by Tuesday, July 26 I received an email with FedEx tracking information stating that I would receive my breast pump on Wednesday, July 27. They had already verified everything with Blue Cross Blue Shield and with my doctor! How awesome is that?! I was fretting over this to-do list item for no reason at all!
A 6-day total turnaround time (or 3 business days) is pretty darn good. I highly suggest going through this website to get your breast pump if you are expecting and have a need for a breast pump!
Hi there! I'm Kara, of taking KARA myself! I've dabbled in blogging off and on for a while now. Mostly off. But I'm trying to change that and make a dent in this side of the world wide web. Enjoy!