HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 531        FILED ON: 1/11/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 847

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Jennifer E. Benson

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to promoting women's health.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Date Added:

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

 

Jason M. Lewis

Fifth Middlesex

 

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

 

 



HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 531        FILED ON: 1/11/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 847

By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 847) of Jennifer E. Benson, Jason M. Lewis and Denise Andrews for legislation to provide that cytologic screenings performed at the same time as annual physical examinations be separately billed by health care providers and paid by insurers.  Financial Services.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 3542 OF 2011-2012.]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to promoting women's health.

 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

SECTION 1.  Section 47G of chapter 175 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following sentence:--  Annual cytologic screenings performed at the same time as an annual physical exam may be separately billed by the health care provider and shall be paid by the insurer.

SECTION 2.  Subdivision L of section 110 of said chapter 175, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following sentence:--  Annual cytologic screenings performed at the same time as an annual physical exam may be separately billed by the health care provider and shall be paid by the insurer.

SECTION 3.  Section 8J of chapter 176A, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following sentence:--  Annual cytologic screenings performed at the same time as an annual physical exam may be separately billed by the health care provider and shall be paid by the insurer.