Summary of Original Version

Create a new section of Subtitle 17A of KRS Chapter 304 to establish coverage requirements for positron emission tomography scans; create a new section of KRS Chapter 216B to prohibit hospitals from requiring patients to be discharged prior to receiving a positron emission tomography scan ordered by a health care provider; create new sections of Subtitles 17C and 38A of KRS Chapter 304 and amend KRS 205.522, 205.6485, 164.2871, and 18A.225 to require limited health service benefit plans, limited health service organizations, Medicaid, KCHIP, self-insured employer sponsored plans offered by a state postsecondary education institution, and the state employee health plan to comply with the new coverage requirements for positron emission tomography scans; apply certain provisions to policies, certificates, plans, or contracts issued or renewed on or after the effective date of the section; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to seek federal approval if they determine such approval is necessary; EFFECTIVE, in part, January 1, 2024.

Statutes affected:
Introduced: 205.522, 205.6485, 164.2871, 18A.225