- Report Published -
|Mandated Coverage for Reconstructive Mammoplasty|
|Special Advisory Commission on Mandated Health Insurance Benefits|
|House Bill 182 requires insurers, health services plans, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage to Virginia policyholders for reconstructive reduction mamoplasty performed to relieve signs and symptoms of macromastia. The provisions of this bill do not apply to short-term travel, accident only, limited or specified disease policies, or to short-term nonrenewable polices of not more than six month's duration.|
Respondents to staff's insurer survey have expressed concern that House Bill 182, as currently drafted, does not include a clinical definition of macromastia and does not expressly limit coverage to "medically necessary" services and procedures.