Maine Revised Statutes

§2745-A. Screening mammograms

1. Definition.  For purposes of this section, "screening mammogram" means a radiologic procedure that is provided to an asymptomatic woman for the purpose of early detection of breast cancer and that consists of 2 radiographic views per breast. A screening mammogram also includes an additional radiologic procedure recommended by a provider when the results of an initial radiologic procedure are not definitive.
[ 2007, c. 153, §1 (AMD); 2007, c. 153, §5 (AFF) .]
2. Required coverage.  All individual insurance policies that cover radiologic procedures, except those designed to cover only specific diseases, accidental injury or dental procedures, must provide coverage for screening mammograms performed by providers that meet the standards established by the Department of Health and Human Services rules relating to radiation protection. The policies must reimburse for screening mammograms performed at least once a year for women 40 years of age and over.
[ 1997, c. 408, §8 (AFF); 1997, c. 408, §3 (RPR); 2003, c. 689, Pt. B, §6 (REV) .]
3. Application.  This section applies to all policies, contracts and certificates that cover radiologic procedures, except those policies that cover only dental procedures, accidental injury or specific diseases, executed, delivered, issued for delivery, continued or renewed in this State on or after March 1, 1991. For purposes of this section, all policies and contracts are deemed to be renewed no later than the next yearly anniversary of the policy or contract date.
[ 1991, c. 156, §1 (AMD) .]
4. Reports.  Each insurer that issues policies subject to this section shall report to the superintendent its experience for each calendar year beginning with 1991 not later than April 30th of the following calendar year. The report must include the information required and be presented in the form prescribed by the superintendent. The report must include the amount of claims paid in this State for services required by this section. The superintendent shall compile this data in an annual report and submit the report to the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over banking and insurance matters.
[ 1991, c. 701, §6 (AMD) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1989, c. 875, §I3 (NEW). 1991, c. 156, §1 (AMD). 1991, c. 701, §6 (AMD). 1997, c. 408, §3 (AMD). 1997, c. 408, §8 (AFF). 2003, c. 689, §B6 (REV). 2007, c. 153, §1 (AMD). 2007, c. 153, §5 (AFF).

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