Health insurance; mandated coverage for prosthetic devices and components. (SB13)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Health insurance; mandated coverage for prosthetic devices and components. Requires health insurers, health care subscription plans, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for the cost of prosthetic devices and components, if the treating physician certifies the medical necessity of the prosthetic device and component as a proposed course of treatment. The coverage shall, at a minimum, equal the coverage provided under provisions of the federal Medicare program. Read the Bill »

Status

01/28/2008: Merged into SB645

History

DateAction
12/12/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 080002228
12/12/2007Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/10/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB13)
01/28/2008Incorporated by Commerce and Labor (SB645-Ticer) (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Comments

Alison Hymes writes:

This is especially important since DRS is moving away from paying for prosthetics as it can only serve those with the most severe/comprehensive disabilities under its current funding.