Amendment #1 to H.847

An Act relative to promoting women's health

The committee on Health Care Financing recommend that the bill be amended 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.

SECTION 4. Section 4I of chapter 176B, as so appearing, is herby 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 5. Chapter 176G, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after section 4X the following section:—

Section 4Y. A health maintenance contract shall provide coverage for the cost of annual cytologic screenings performed at the same time as an annual physical exam, and provided further, that the cytologic screening may be separately billed by the health care provider and shall be paid by the insurer.