Maine Revised Statutes

§2847-E. Coverage for diabetes supplies

All group insurance policies, contracts and certificates must provide coverage for the medically appropriate and necessary equipment, limited to insulin, oral hypoglycemic agents, monitors, test strips, syringes and lancets, and the out-patient self-management training and educational services used to treat diabetes, if: [2003, c. 517, Pt. A, §8 (AMD); 2003, c. 517, Pt. A, §13 (AFF).]

1. Certification of medical necessity.  The insured's treating physician or a physician who specializes in the treatment of diabetes certifies that the equipment and services are necessary; and
[ 1995, c. 592, §3 (NEW) .]
2. Provision of medical services.  The diabetes out-patient self-management training and educational services are provided through ambulatory diabetes education facilities authorized by the State's Diabetes Control Project within the Bureau of Health.
[ 1995, c. 592, §3 (NEW) .]

The requirements of this section apply to all group policies, contracts and certificates executed, delivered, issued for delivery, continued or renewed in this State. For purposes of this section, all contracts are deemed to be renewed no later than the next yearly anniversary of the contract date. [2003, c. 517, Pt. A, §8 (NEW); 2003, c. 517, Pt. A, §13 (AFF).]

SECTION HISTORY
1995, c. 592, §3 (NEW). 2003, c. 517, §A8 (AMD). 2003, c. 517, §A13 (AFF).