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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1444         FILED ON: 2/18/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3542

 

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:

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

Kate Hogan

3rd Middlesex

Robert F. Fennell

10th Essex

Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex

Peter V. Kocot

1st Hampshire

Martin J. Walsh

13th Suffolk

Jennifer L. Flanagan

 

Ellen Story

3rd Hampshire

Jason M. Lewis

31st Middlesex

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Patricia D. Jehlen

 

Alice K. Wolf

25th Middlesex

Ruth B. Balser

12th Middlesex

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Sonia Chang-Diaz

 

Gloria L. Fox

7th Suffolk

Karen E. Spilka

 

William N. Brownsberger

 

Lori A. Ehrlich

8th Essex

James M. Cantwell

4th Plymouth

Geraldine M. Creedon

11th Plymouth

James J. O'Day

14th Worcester

James B. Eldridge

 


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1444        FILED ON: 2/18/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3542

By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3542) of Cory Atkins and others 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. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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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.

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