July 24, 2018
On May 23, 2018, Gov. Edwards signed HB 460 into law, creating Act No. 494. This law requires plans to provide coverage for minimum mammography examination. Specifically, plans must allow mammographic examinations, including digital breast tomosynthesis. These examinations must be allowed as follows:
Plans cannot apply deductibles to mammography, and participants don’t need a referral from a physician to receive their mammogram.
Although the insurance carriers will implement this law, employers should be aware of the change. The law is effective Jan. 1, 2019.
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