Bill Summary for H 560 (2023-2024)

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Apr 3 2023

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View NCGA Bill Details2023-2024 Session
House Bill 560 (Public) Filed Monday, April 3, 2023
Intro. by Belk, Carney, White, Lambeth.

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Bill summary

Repeals GS 58-65-92 (hospital or medical service plans required to cover mammograms and cervical cancer screening). Repeals GS 58-67-76 (health care maintenance organization health care plans required to cover mammograms and cervical cancer screening).

Recodifies GS 58-51-57 as GS 58-3-271. Amends GS 58-3-271 (health benefit plan coverage for screening and diagnostic examinations for breast and cervical cancer) to do the following:
(1) Define cost sharing requirements and updates definitions for various diagnostic techniques for cervical and breast cancer;
(2) Make required coverage of examinations and lab tests for screening for early detection of cervical cancer and low-dose screening mammography with the same deductible, coinsurance, and other limitations as similar covered services applicable to all health benefit plans in the State; and
(3) Require that health benefit plans in the State which cover diagnostic examinations for breast cancer ensure that the cost-sharing requirements for breast cancer diagnostic or supplemental exams are not less favorable than the cost sharing requirements applicable to breast cancer screening examinations. Make additional conforming and technical changes.

Amends GS 135-48.51 to make GS 58-3-271 applicable to the State Health Plan.

Effective October 1, 2023, and applies to insurance contracts entered into, renewed, or amended on or after that date.