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Senate Bill (S)

DIGEST

Colorectal cancer screening coverage. Specifies services to be included as part of a covered colorectal cancer screening for policies of accident and sickness insurance and health maintenance organization (HMO) contracts. Defines "follow-up colonoscopy". Provides that a policy of accident and sickness insurance or HMO contract must cover: (1) a colorectal cancer screening test assigned either an "A" or "B" grade by the United States Preventive Services Task Force; and (2) A follow up colonoscopy if the result of a non-invasive colorectal cancer screening test with an "A" or "B" grade from the United States Preventive Services Task Force is positive. Colorectal cancer screening coverage. Specifies services to be included as part of a covered colorectal cancer screening for policies of accident and sickness insurance and health maintenance organization (HMO) contracts. Defines "follow-up colonoscopy". Provides that a policy of accident and sickness insurance or HMO contract must cover: (1) a colorectal cancer screening test assigned either an "A" or "B" grade by the United States Preventive Services Task Force; and (2) A follow up colonoscopy if the result of a non-invasive colorectal cancer screening test with an "A" or "B" grade from the United States Preventive Services Task Force is positive. Provides that a high deductible health plan may impose a deductible requirement for a follow-up colonoscopy if these colorectal cancer screening requirements would be inconsistent with Internal Revenue Code provisions concerning high deductible health plans. ... View more