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Introduced Version House Bill 4457 History

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H. B. 4457


(By Mr. Speaker, Mr. Kiss, and Delegates Leach,

Mezzatesta, Douglas, Trump, Staton and Beane)


[Introduced February 9, 2000; referred to the

Committee on Banking and Insurance then Government Organization.]




A BILL to amend article fifteen, chapter thirty-three of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated section four-f; to amend article sixteen of said chapter by adding thereto a new section, designated section three-l; to amend article twenty-four of said chapter by adding thereto a new section, designated section seven-f; to amend article twenty-five of said chapter by adding thereto a new section, designated section eight-e; and to amend article twenty-five-a of said chapter by adding thereto a new section, designated section eight-e, all relating to requiring insurance companies that provide health care coverage to provide for colorectal cancer examinations and laboratory tests for cancer.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:

That article fifteen, chapter thirty-three of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated section four-f; that article sixteen of said chapter be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated section three-l; that article twenty-four of said chapter be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated section seven-f; that article twenty-five of said chapter be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated section eight-e; and that article twenty-five-a of said chapter be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated section eight- e, all to read as follows:

ARTICLE 15. ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE.

§33-15-4f. Third party reimbursement for colorectal cancer examination and laboratory testing.

Notwithstanding any provision of any policy, provision, contract, plan or agreement to which this article applies, whenever reimbursement or indemnity for laboratory or X ray services are covered, reimbursement or indemnification must not be denied for a colorectal cancer examination and laboratory tests for cancer for any nonsymptomatic person covered under the policy or contract, in accordance with the current American cancer society guidelines, when performed for cancer screening or diagnostic purposes, at the direction of a person licensed to practice medicine and surgery by the board of medicine. A policy, provision, contract, plan or agreement may apply to colorectal cancer examinations and laboratory tests for cancer, the same deductibles, coinsurance and other limitations as apply to other covered services.
ARTICLE 16. GROUP ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE.

§33-16-3l. Third party reimbursement for colorectal cancer examination and laboratory testing.

Notwithstanding any provision of any policy, provision, contract, plan or agreement to which this article applies, whenever reimbursement or indemnity for laboratory or X ray services are covered, reimbursement or indemnification must not be denied for a colorectal cancer examination and laboratory tests for cancer for any nonsymptomatic person covered under the policy or contract, in accordance with the current American cancer society guidelines, when performed for cancer screening or diagnostic purposes, at the direction of a person licensed to practice medicine and surgery by the board of medicine. A policy, provision, contract, plan or agreement may apply to colorectal cancer examinations and laboratory tests for cancer, the same deductibles, coinsurance and other limitations as apply to other covered services.

ARTICLE 24. HOSPITAL SERVICE CORPORATIONS, MEDICAL SERVICE CORPORATIONS, DENTAL SERVICE CORPORATIONS AND HEALTH SERVICE CORPORATIONS.
§33-24-7f. Third party reimbursement for colorectal cancer examination and laboratory testing.

Notwithstanding any provision of any policy, provision, contract, plan or agreement to which this article applies, whenever reimbursement or indemnity for laboratory or X ray services are covered, reimbursement or indemnification must not be denied for a colorectal cancer examination and laboratory tests for cancer for any nonsymptomatic person covered under the policy or contract, in accordance with the current American cancer society guidelines, when performed for cancer screening or diagnostic purposes, at the direction of a person licensed to practice medicine and surgery by the board of medicine. A policy, provision, contract, plan or agreement may apply to colorectal cancer examinations and laboratory tests for cancer, the same deductibles, coinsurance and other limitations as apply to other covered services.

ARTICLE 25. HEALTH CARE CORPORATIONS.

§33-25-8e. Third party reimbursement for colorectal cancer examination and laboratory testing.

Notwithstanding any provision of any policy, provision, contract, plan or agreement to which this article applies, whenever reimbursement or indemnity for laboratory or X ray services are covered, reimbursement or indemnification must not be denied for a colorectal cancer examination and laboratory tests for cancer for any nonsymptomatic person covered under the policy or contract, in accordance with the current American cancer society guidelines, when performed for cancer screening or diagnostic purposes, at the direction of a person licensed to practice medicine and surgery by the board of medicine. A policy, provision, contract, plan or agreement may apply to colorectal cancer examinations and laboratory tests for cancer, the same deductibles, coinsurance and other limitations as apply to other covered services.

ARTICLE 25A. HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATION ACT.

§33-25A-8e. Third party reimbursement for colorectal cancer examination and laboratory testing.

Notwithstanding any provision of any policy, provision, contract, plan or agreement to which this article applies, whenever reimbursement or indemnity for laboratory or X ray services are covered, reimbursement or indemnification must not be denied for a colorectal cancer examination and laboratory tests for cancer for any nonsymptomatic person covered under the policy or contract, in accordance with the current American cancer society guidelines, when performed for cancer screening or diagnostic purposes, at the direction of a person licensed to practice medicine and surgery by the board of medicine. A policy, provision, contract, plan or agreement may apply to colorectal cancer examinations and laboratory tests for cancer, the same deductibles, coinsurance and other limitations as apply to other covered services.






NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to require insurance companies that provide health care coverage to provide for colorectal cancer examinations and laboratory tests for cancer.

§§33-15-4f, 33-16-3l, 33-24-7f, 33-25-8e and 33-25A-8e are new; therefore, strike-throughs and underscoring have been omitted.
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