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§ 15-837. Colorectal cancer screening

West's Annotated Code of MarylandInsurance

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Insurance (Refs & Annos)
Title 15. Health Insurance
Subtitle 8. Required Health Insurance Benefits (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Insurance, § 15-837
§ 15-837. Colorectal cancer screening
Application of section
(a) This section applies to:
(1) insurers and nonprofit health service plans that provide hospital, medical, or surgical benefits to individuals or groups on an expense-incurred basis under health insurance policies or contracts that are issued or delivered in the State; and
(2) health maintenance organizations that provide hospital, medical, or surgical benefits to individuals or groups under contracts that are issued or delivered in the State.
Coverage for colorectal cancer screening
(b) An entity subject to this section shall provide coverage for colorectal cancer screening in accordance with the latest screening guidelines issued by the American Cancer Society.
Copayments or coinsurance requirements or deductibles
(c)(1) Subject to paragraph (2) of this subsection, the coverage required under this section may be subject to a copayment or coinsurance requirement or deductible that an entity subject to this section imposes for similar coverages under the same policy or contract.
(2) The copayment or coinsurance requirement or deductible imposed under paragraph (1) of this subsection may not be greater than the copayment or coinsurance requirement or deductible imposed by the entity for similar coverages.
Coverage more favorable to insured or enrollee
(d) Nothing in this section may be construed to prohibit an entity subject to this section from providing coverages that are greater than or more favorable to an insured or enrollee than the coverage required under this section.

Credits

Added by Acts 2001, c. 127, § 1, eff. July 1, 2001; Acts 2001, c. 128, § 1, eff. July 1, 2001.
MD Code, Insurance, § 15-837, MD INSURANCE § 15-837
Current through legislation effective through April 9, 2023, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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