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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 8QQ: Coverage for prescription eye drops

Section 8QQ. A contract between a subscriber and the corporation under an individual or group hospital service plan which is delivered, issued or renewed within the commonwealth that provides coverage for prescription eye drops shall provide coverage for refills of prescription eye drops in accordance with the Medicare Part D guidelines on early refills of topical ophthalmic products when: (i) the prescribing health care practitioner indicates on the original prescription that additional quantities of the prescription eye drops are needed; (ii) the refill requested by the insured does not exceed the number of additional quantities indicated on the original prescription by the prescribing health care practitioner; and (iii) the prescription eye drops prescribed by the health care practitioner are a covered benefit under the policy or contract of the insured.