Plans Can’t Deny Mammograms

On Aug. 8, 2018, Commissioner of Insurance Selzer issued Bulletin 2018-2. The bulletin clarifies the requirements found in K.S.A. 40-2230, which require insurers that cover laboratory or x-ray services to cover mammograms. The Bulletin clarifies that for these purposes, the term “mammogram” includes tomosynthesis (3D mammography). Additionally, the cost sharing limits imposed on tomosynthesis must be the same as the ones applied to any other type of mammography.

The clarification in this Bulletin applies to plan years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2019.

Bulletin 2018-2 »