Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

New Mothers: Get your breast pump cost-free, delivered right to your door.

Members who live in Massachusetts can now order a breast pump directly from Ameda or Medela, two of the nation's leading breast-pump manufacturers. Click here to select and order a breast pump from Ameda or Medela. Standard shipping is included with your purchase.

To order a pump, you'll need a prescription with the following information:

  • The due date or birth date of your baby
  • The diagnosis code
  • Your clinician's NPI#, name, address, and telephone number—this information would typically be listed on any prescription

  Which pumps can I chose from?

We cover all of the cost of the pumps below when you order directly from the manufacturer.

  • Ameda:
    • Ameda Purely Yours®'' Double Electric Breast Pump
      Compact, lightweight, ideal for working moms. You can adjust the breast pump based on your milk flow. A protective barrier helps keep out bacteria, mold, and viruses during pumping.
    • Ameda Personal Manual Breast Pump
      Swivel-grip handle reduces muscle fatigue. Pumps milk directly into a storage bottle or freezer bag.

  • Medela:
    • Harmony
      Lightweight design is portable and discreet. Soft-touch, ergonomic swivel handle makes manual pumping comfortable. It's a great complement to a Medela double-electric breastpump. Also compatible with PersonalFit breastshields and the Symphony®'' hospital-grade breast pump.
    • Pump In Style®''
      Part of Medela's patented 2-Phase Expression technology pump portfolio; proven to get 18% more milk when double pumping. Compact motor unit in a soft bag fits perfectly into Medela's breast pump bags (sold separately) for a complete portable solution. Adjustable speed/vacuum control helps you choose your most comfortable pump setting. One-touch let-down button lets you toggle between Stimulation and Expression phases for more efficient pumping sessions.
  What if I want a more expensive model?

If you prefer a more expensive model than the one covered by your plan, you can apply the cost of a covered breast pump toward the cost of a pump of your choice. Please contact Member Service for details.

  Are there any additional costs?

Your initial order includes the basic supplies you need to get started. If you need additional supplies, Ameda and Medela offer our members discounts on supplies and more expensive breast pumps.

  Where can I get a breast pump if I live outside of Massachusetts?

You can order your breast pump from a provider that participates with the Blue Cross Blue Shield plan in your state. Please use Find a Doctor to locate a participating provider in your state. Click on Find a Doctor or Hospital and search for "durable medical equipment" in your zip code.

  I already purchased a pump. How do I get reimbursed?

You are welcome to submit PDF a subscriber claim, and you will be reimbursed according to the terms of your plan. In order to avoid an unexpected outcome with your claim, we encourage you to contact Member Service for more information. We are happy to confirm your benefits and verify contracted DME providers.

  Is breast-feeding support offered?

If you're eligible, we'll also cover breast-feeding support. For information about your coverage, log in to Member Central and review your durable medical equipment (DME) benefits, or call Member Service at the telephone number on your ID card.

 

Contact Us
For help finding a provider, call Member Service at the number on the front of your ID card. For answers to questions about your pregnancy and your baby, visit Living Healthy Babies.

 

Members who live in Massachusetts can also get a breast pump from any DME provider that has a contract with us. You can visit Find a Doctor to find a DME provider near you that carries breast pumps. Click on Medical Facility, select the Specialty tab, and choose DME-Breast Pumps from the drop-down field. Enter your address and then choose your plan network.

As a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts member, your coverage may include the rental or purchase of a manual or dual electric breast pump for each birth without paying co-insurance or a deductible.1 We cover a breast pump from a participating DME provider with a prescription from your clinician. We do not cover hospital-grade breast pumps.

1. Costs may apply for members who are enrolled in a grandfathered health plan or members who choose to obtain a breast pump from a non-contracted provider.