May 19, 2015
On May 12, 2015, the Kentucky Commissioner of Insurance issued Advisory Opinion 2015-3 which provides clarification on colorectal cancer screenings required by SB 61. Colorectal cancer screenings, as specified by the American Cancer Society guidelines, must be covered at no cost to the insured when performed by participating providers. The opinion provides an example as further clarification. If a fecal immunochemical test indicates that the insured needs further testing, such as a colonoscopy, then the test and the colonoscopy must be covered as a preventative service, meaning no deductible or coinsurance can be applied. The new law is effective Jan. 1, 2016.
Advisory Opinion 2015-3