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Title 8 : Banking and Insurance


Subchapter 007 : MAMMOGRAMS

(Cite as: 8 V.S.A. § 4100a)
  • § 4100a. Mammograms; coverage required

    (a) Insurers shall provide coverage for screening by mammography for the presence of breast cancer. In addition, insurers shall provide coverage for screening by ultrasound for a patient for whom the results of a screening mammogram were inconclusive or who has dense breast tissue, or both. Benefits provided shall cover the full cost of the mammography service or ultrasound, as applicable, and shall not be subject to any co-payment, deductible, coinsurance, or other cost-sharing requirement or additional charge.

    (b) [Repealed.]

    (c) This section shall apply only to screening procedures conducted by test facilities accredited by the American College of Radiologists.

    (d) As used in this subchapter:

    (1) "Insurer" means any insurance company that provides health insurance as defined in subdivision 3301(a)(2) of this title, nonprofit hospital and medical service corporations, and health maintenance organizations. The term does not apply to coverage for specified diseases or other limited benefit coverage.

    (2) "Mammography" means the x-ray examination of the breast using equipment dedicated specifically for mammography, including the x-ray tube, filter, compression device, and digital detector. The term includes breast tomosynthesis.

    (3) "Screening" includes the mammography or ultrasound test procedure and a qualified physician's interpretation of the results of the procedure, including additional views and interpretation as needed. (Added 1991, No. 40, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1991; amended 2007, No. 160 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2008; 2013, No. 25, §§ 1, 4; 2017, No. 141 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 2019.)