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  376.1192.  Mandated health insurance coverage — actuarial analysis by oversight division — cost — expiration date. — 1.  As used in this section, "health benefit plan" and "health carrier" shall have the same meaning as such terms are defined in section 376.1350.

  2.  Beginning September 1, 2013, the oversight division of the joint committee on legislative research shall perform an actuarial analysis of the cost impact to health carriers, insureds with a health benefit plan, and other private and public payers if state mandates were enacted to provide health benefit plan coverage for the following:

  (1)  Orally administered anticancer medication that is used to kill or slow the growth of cancerous cells charged at the same co-payment, deductible, or coinsurance amount as intravenously administered or injected cancer medication that is provided, regardless of formulation or benefit category determination by the health carrier administering the health benefit plan;

  (2)  Diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders that include anorexia nervosa, bulimia, binge eating, eating disorders nonspecified, and any other severe eating disorders contained in the most recent version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders published by the American Psychiatric Association.  The actuarial analysis shall assume the following are included in health benefit plan coverage:

  (a)  Residential treatment for eating disorders, if such treatment is medically necessary in accordance with the Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Patients with Eating Disorders, as most recently published by the American Psychiatric Association; and

  (b)  Access to medical treatment that provides coverage for integrated care and treatment as recommended by medical and mental health care professionals, including but not limited to psychological services, nutrition counseling, physical therapy, dietician services, medical monitoring, and psychiatric monitoring.

  3.  By December 31, 2013, the director of the oversight division of the joint committee on legislative research shall submit a report of the actuarial findings prescribed by this section to the speaker of the house of representatives, the president pro tempore of the senate, and the chairpersons of the house of representatives committee on health insurance and the senate small business, insurance and industry committee, or the committees having jurisdiction over health insurance issues if the preceding committees no longer exist.

  4.  For the purposes of this section, the actuarial analysis of health benefit plan coverage shall assume that such coverage:

  (1)  Shall not be subject to any greater deductible or co-payment than other health care services provided by the health benefit plan; and

  (2)  Shall not apply to a supplemental insurance policy, including a life care contract, accident-only policy, specified disease policy, hospital policy providing a fixed daily benefit only, Medicare supplement policy, long-term care policy, short-term major medical policies of six months' or less duration, or any other supplemental policy.

  5.  The cost for each actuarial analysis shall not exceed thirty thousand dollars and the oversight division of the joint committee on legislative research may utilize any actuary contracted to perform services for the Missouri consolidated health care plan to perform the analysis required under this section.

  6.  The provisions of this section shall expire on December 31, 2013.


(L. 2013 S.B. 161 merged with S.B. 262)

Expires 12-31-13

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