IRC Office Hours - APRIL 2024

Learn more about building your fee schedule.

Wednesday, April 17, 2024
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
Join IRC Office Hours

In April, join Industry Relations Committee members for a review of building your fee schedule and the role it plays in reimbursement.

As always, bring your challenges and questions. We will brainstorm solutions together.

AABC membership is required for IRC Office Hours. Registration is free and open to all AABC members. 

IRC Leaders

Erica Biesinger
Erica Biesinger, MBA

Erica has been involved in the birth center community since 2014 when she joined the staff at The Midwife Center in Pittsburgh as the Finance and Operations Manager.  Since then, she's provided ongoing administrative support to the birth center including overseeing all financial aspects of the Center and helping to expand  both the facility and programs offered.  She is passionate about the independent, free-standing birth center model and the midwifery model of care. Her goal is to have that shine through in her administrative work, while improving the ongoing financial health of the birth center.

Laura Wiegand
Laura Wiegand

Laura currently serves as the COO/Co-Founder of Birth Partners, Inc. She successfully managed the opening of the Birth Center of Bloomington-Normal (IL) Burr Ridge Birth Center (IL) and assisted with opening Beginnings Birth Center (CO). She is in the process of opening two other birth centers. At the national level, she serves on the AABC Industry Relations Committee and on a state level she serves on the Illinois Birth Center Task Force. She works at the state and local level to educate the public, medical communities, and health insurance providers about the benefits of the midwifery and birth center model of care including better outcomes, reduced costs for families and payors. With over 20 years healthcare management experience, Laura has made a career of directing multiple site operations, while securing financial results and building a team that focuses on maximizing care and the entire the experience, serving as a resource for all aspects of healthcare and birth center operations.

Desiree LeFave
Desiree LeFave, CPM, LDM

Desiree became a midwife in 2001 and has been co-owner of Bella Vie Gentle Birth Center in Salem, Oregon since 2007. She has had the privilege of attending many hundreds of women in their births, the vast majority of which have been in birth centers.  She has served as a board member for the Oregon Association of Birth Centers since it’s inception in 2014, and focuses her work for them on sustainability. Desiree also supports her sister birth centers in knowing their value, advocating for in-network relationships, and demystifying insurance contracts.  At the national level, Desiree co-chairs the AABC Industry Relations Committee, and internationally she is a co-founder of MamaBaby Haiti.

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