NEW – New York State Mandates About Opioid Abuse and Breast Cancer Screenings
Recent New York State legislation includes several mandates which affect our health plans. Here is a summary of the recent initiatives. We have also developed an FAQ to provide additional information on each topic.
- The health insurance benefit for screening mammography no includes diagnostic imaging for the detection of breast cancer and eliminating cost share on current covered services. The legislation is gender neutral; therefore it covers men as well as women.
- New legislation includes several initiatives to address rampant heroin and opioid abuse across New York State, including measures to increase access to life-saving over-dose reversal medication, regulations to limit the first fill of new opioid prescriptions to a 7 day supply, and ongoing prevention education for all physicians and prescribers.