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  • Introduced
    Mar 11, 2021
  • Passed House
    May 12, 2021
  • Passed Senate
  • Signed into Law
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HB 6626
Connecticut House Bill
AN ACT CONCERNING REQUIRED HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR BREAST HEALTH BENEFITS. To: (1) Require certain individual and group health insurance policies to provide coverage for (A) motorized wheelchairs, including, but not limited to, (i) used motorized wheelchairs, (ii) repairs to motorized wheelchairs, and (iii) replacement batteries for motorized wheelchairs, (B) cochlear implants and cochlear implant surgery for insureds diagnosed with hearing loss, (C) medically necessary coronary calcium scan tests, (D) genetic cystic fibrosis screenings for women, (E) the treatment of neurological conditions and diseases, including, but not limited to, physical therapy for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, (F) equine therapy for veterans, (G) gambling disorder treatment, (H) audiologic, ophthalmologic and optometric care, and (I) specialized formulas for individuals twelve years of age or older; (2) require Medicaid coverage for audiologic, ophthalmologic and optometric care; (3) (A) modify required health insurance coverage for ambulance services to (i) include medically necessary transportation to a covered person's place of residence, and (ii) require that such benefits be provided at an in-network level, (B) provide for electronic notification of assignments of bills for ambulance services, and (C) require an ambulance provider to notify, and obtain consent from, a person before providing transportation services to the person if the provider reasonably believes that such services are not emergency services; (4) require the Insurance Commissioner to, within available appropriations, establish a program to advance breast health and breast cancer awareness, and promote greater understanding of the importance of early breast cancer detection, in this state; (5) expand required health insurance coverage under certain individual and group health insurance policies to include coverage for (A) colorectal cancer diagnoses and related benefits, (B) breast health and breast cancer benefits regardless of sex, (C) diagnostic and screening (i) mammograms, including, but not limited to, (I) baseline mammograms for certain insureds younger than thirty-five years of age, and (II) annual mammograms for certain insureds younger than forty years of age, (ii) comprehensive breast ultrasounds, and (iii) magnetic resonance imaging of an entire breast or breasts, (D) breast biopsies, (E) prophylactic mastectomies for certain insureds, and (F) breast reconstructive surgery for certain insureds; and (6) (A) require a health care provider who provides a mammogram to a patient to provide to the patient (i) advance notice disclosing information regarding certain tests or examinations proposed to further investigate the results of the mammogram, and (ii) an opportunity to determine whether the cost of such proposed tests or examinations are covered under the terms of the patient's health coverage, and (B) authorize the Commissioner of Public Health, in consultation with the Insurance Commissioner, to adopt regulations.
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Senate • May 14, 2021: File Number 693
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  • May 14, 2021 | Senate
    • Favorable Report, Tabled for the Calendar, Senate
    • Senate Calendar Number 431
    • File Number 693
  • May 12, 2021 | House
    • House Adopted House Amendment Schedule A 7698
    • House Passed as Amended by House Amendment Schedule A
  • May 04, 2021 | House
    • Filed with Legislative Commissioners' Office
    • Reported Out of Legislative Commissioners' Office
    • No New File by Committee on Appropriations
    • Tabled for the Calendar, House
  • May 03, 2021 | House
    • Joint Favorable
  • Apr 26, 2021 | House
    • Referred by House to Committee on Appropriations
  • Apr 08, 2021 | House
    • Reported Out of Legislative Commissioners' Office
    • Favorable Report, Tabled for the Calendar, House
    • House Calendar Number 267
    • File Number 351
  • Apr 01, 2021 | House
    • Referred to Office of Legislative Research and Office of Fiscal Analysis 04/07/21 5:00 PM
  • Mar 23, 2021 | House
    • Filed with Legislative Commissioners' Office
  • Mar 22, 2021 | House
    • Joint Favorable Substitute
  • Mar 12, 2021 | House
    • Public Hearing 03/18
  • Mar 11, 2021 | House
    • Referred to Joint Committee on Insurance and Real Estate