Next Meeting May 8, 2018
A Team Approach to TOTs in the Breastfeeding Dyad
Ashley Tynan, DMD
Serendipity Dental, Lexington, KY
Arthur Pangemanan, DC, FICPA
Pangemanan Chiropractic, Lawrenceburg, KY
May 8, 2018
6:00 – 6:30 pm Networking and Dinner
6:30 — 7 pm KLIC Meeting
7 - 8 pm CE Presentation
Lexington-Fayette Co. Health Dept.
650 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY
Dinner provided by KLIC. RSVP for Dinner by May 4 to Robin Gillespie, KLIC Secretary, at Secretary@klicbreastfeeding.org. Please inform us of any dietary needs when you RSVP.
Rice C. Leach Community Room
Dinner and CEU free to KLIC members, $10 for CEU, $5 for dinner only. Use the button at the right to pay.
Download the flyer here for more details. Please share with your colleagues.
Anthem to Cut Pump Reimbursement
IMPORTANT -- ACTION NEEDED!
In December 2017, durable medical equipment providers were notified by Anthem, Inc. of a reduction in reimbursement for E0603 (breastpump coverage), from $169.15 to $95.00. The effective date is April 1, 2018. Kentucky and Indiana are among the states being affected.
This change in payment will mean that mothers will have to pay more up front to get a decent electric pump. Lower income or medicaid-based customers may not be able to afford this, which may impact their ability to express milk while working and decrease their overall time breastfeeding.
Let’s work together to protect the families we work with to get the care and breastfeeding equipment they need!
- Let Anthem, Inc. know that moms and babies matter. Share your voice online and contact https://twitter.com/hashtag/antheminc to stress your concern. Or send a letter to the Chief Medical Officer, Craig Samitt, MD. (Craig.Samitt@anthem.com). KLIC's letter can be viewed here, which includes Mr. Samitt's mailing address and can be used as a template for your own.
- Share this concern with your colleagues, friends, and expecting or breastfeeding families and ask them to also write the company.
- Share this on your social media networks, too!
In the News:
Other Trainings, Conferences, etc.
- The Michigan BF Network continues to offer free webinars on the second Tuesday of each month. Visit their website, http://www.mibreastfeeding.org/network-series, for details on upcoming offerings. CERPs/CEUs are available when webinars are viewed live. Archives are available but do not qualify for continuing education
The Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Human Milk and Lactation (CIRHML) at the University of Cincinnati has published their 2018 Seminar Schedule of monthly free offerings. Access it here.
Ohio University in Athens, OH, is offering a 45-hr lactation education and Exam Prep course, April 30 - May 5. Taught by Linda J. Smith. FMI, download the brochure.
ILCA Annual Conference "Together: Changing Your Community and the World", July 18-21, Portland, OR. Early Bird Registration ends May 31. More details at www.ilca.org.
Please join KLIC for 2018. For $25, you will receive four free CERPS and/or CEUs at our quarterly meetings along with free dinner. You will also receive a discounted price for our annual conference. Our membership runs from January to December, so join now to take advantage of our entire year of offerings.
If you would rather pay by mail, you can download, print, and mail in your KLIC membership brochure
. We will also have brochures available at KLIC meetings if you would prefer to pay in person.
Support KLIC with AmazonSmile!
Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile
purchases to KLIC whenever you shop through AmazonSmile
. The first time you visit, choose "Kentuckiana Lactation Improvement Coalition"
as your charitable organization. You use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same. This makes it easy to support KLIC as you shop at Amazon! Start today at https://smile.amazon.com
Check out all of the Continuing Education opportunities in Kentucky and online in the Calendar!
Upcoming KLIC Quarterly Meetings
May 8, 2018
August 7, 2018
November 6, 2018