Maine Revised Statutes

§4254. Coverage for colorectal cancer screening

1. Colorectal cancer screening.   For the purposes of this section, "colorectal cancer screening" means a colorectal cancer examination and laboratory test recommended by a health care provider in accordance with the most recently published colorectal cancer screening guidelines of a national cancer society.
[ 2007, c. 516, §4 (NEW); 2007, c. 516, §5 (AFF) .]
2. Required coverage.   All health maintenance organization individual and group health insurance policies, contracts and certificates must provide coverage for colorectal cancer screening for asymptomatic individuals who are:
A. Fifty years of age or older; or [2007, c. 516, §4 (NEW); 2007, c. 516, §5 (AFF).]
B. Less than 50 years of age and at high risk for colorectal cancer according to the most recently published colorectal cancer screening guidelines of a national cancer society. [2007, c. 516, §4 (NEW); 2007, c. 516, §5 (AFF).]
[ 2007, c. 516, §4 (NEW); 2007, c. 516, §5 (AFF) .]
3. Billing.   If a colonoscopy is recommended by a health care provider as the colorectal cancer screening test in accordance with this section and a lesion is discovered and removed during that colonoscopy, the health care provider must bill the insurance company for a screening colonoscopy as the primary procedure.
§4254. Coverage for medically necessary infant formula
(As enacted by PL 2007, c. 595, §4 is REALLOCATED TO TITLE 24-A, SECTION 4256)
[ 2007, c. 516, §4 (NEW); 2007, c. 516, §5 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2007, c. 516, §4 (NEW). 2007, c. 516, §5 (AFF). 2007, c. 595, §4 (NEW). 2007, c. 595, §5 (AFF). 2007, c. 695, Pt. C, §16 (RAL).