Health Reform Provision Prevents Insurers From Denying Breast Screening Coverage
Congressman Leonard Lance (R-NJ) introduced the new bill that ACR backs—H.R. 4794: "Safeguarding Access to Preventive Services 2010," to prohibit insurers, both government and private, from denying or restricting an item or services based on recommendations from the USPSTF or any "successor task force."
The House bill currently has five co-sponsors:
- Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO)
- Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)
- Erik Paulsen (R-MI)
- Michael Rogers (R-MI)
- Jean Schmidt (R-OH)
The bill was referred to the House Education and Labor committee March 9, which is the first step in the legislative process. The committee then works on revising the bill before it is set forth for general debate.
Freelancer Kelly Bilodeau contributed to this report.
Dom Nicastro is a contributing writer. He edits the Medical Records Briefings newsletter and manages the HIPAA Update Blog.
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