Coverage for Medically Necessary Non-Opioid Treatments for Pain

On July 10, 2017, Gov. Raimondo signed SB 789 into law. Under the new law, plans issued in Rhode Island must provide coverage for medically necessary, evidence-based, non-opioid treatments for pain. Those treatments may include chiropractic care and osteopathic manipulative treatments performed by certain licensed individuals.

The new law is effective for plans issued, delivered or renewed on or after April 1, 2018. Employers with plans issued in Rhode Island should familiarize themselves with the new law to better understand the coverage they’re offering employees and to address employee questions relating to pain treatment and services.

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