Partnership Aims to Expand Breast Pump Access
SimpliFed and Byram Healthcare have entered an agreement to provide breastfeeding support and help new and expecting parents get breast pumps and related supplies.
- By David Kopf
- Feb 23, 2023
SimpliFed, a telehealth platform dedicated to breastfeeding and baby feeding support, has signed a mutual preferred provider agreement with breast pump provider Byram Healthcare to expand awareness and access to breast pumps and breastfeeding support services.
The agreement serves both organizations’ patient populations. Through the partnership with SimpliFed, new and expecting parents can access virtual support and get resources about breast pump use, breastfeeding and baby feeding.
One of the largest U.S. providers of breast pumps through insurance, Byram Healthcare is an in-network provider for most commercial, Medicaid and TRICARE insurance plans. SimpliFed’s lactation and baby-feeding support services are available without prior authorization or cost-sharing (typically for up to six visits) for many commercial, Medicaid, and TRICARE plans.
“We are very excited to offer parents access to expanded breastfeeding resources, including lactation consulting, through this agreement,” said Perry Bernocchi, CEO of Byram Healthcare, part of the Owens & Minor family. “We’re proud to help support parents throughout their pregnancy and baby-feeding journey.”
“SimpliFed and Byram share a joint mission to facilitate access to both baby feeding support services and products to families across the United States,” said Andrea Ippolito, CEO of SimpliFed. “Now, more than ever, it is important to support women on their baby feeding journey due to the increasing number of women in the workforce and the need for non-judgmental support in light of an ongoing formula shortage.”
About the Author
David Kopf is the Publisher HME Business, DME Pharmacy and Mobility Management magazines. He was Executive Editor of HME Business and DME Pharmacy from 2008 to 2023. Follow him on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/dkopf/ and on Twitter at @postacutenews.