Senate Bill S2917

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Allows a notice of dense breast tissue to be determination of medical necessity for coverage of a breast ultrasound

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Insurance Committee


  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2023-S2917 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2516
Current Committee:
Senate Insurance
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2404-c, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S7647, A8814

2023-S2917 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Allows a notice of dense breast tissue to be considered a determination of medical necessity for purposes of coverage of breast ultrasounds as recommended by a provider of mammography services.

2023-S2917 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S2917 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2917
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 25, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  CLEARE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Health
 
 AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to allowing a  notice
   of  dense  breast  tissue  to be considered a determination of medical
   necessity for coverage of a breast ultrasound

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. Section 2404-c of the public health law, as added by chap-
 ter 265 of the laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows:
   § 2404-c. Breast cancer; duty of providers of mammography services  to
 notify and inform. 1. Every provider of mammography services shall, if a
 patient's  mammogram demonstrates dense breast tissue, provide notifica-
 tion to such patient that shall include, but  not  be  limited  to,  the
 following  information,  in  any summary of the mammography report sent,
 pursuant to the  federal  mammography  quality  standards  act,  to  the
 patient:
   Your  mammogram  shows  that your breast tissue is dense. Dense breast
 tissue is very common and is not abnormal. However, dense breast  tissue
 can make it harder to find cancer on a mammogram and may also be associ-
 ated with an increased risk of breast cancer.
   This information about the result of your mammogram is given to you to
 raise  your awareness. Use this information to talk to your doctor about
 your own risks for breast cancer. At that time, ask your doctor if  more
 screening  tests  might  be useful, based on your risk. A report of your
 results was sent to your physician.
   For the purposes of this section dense breast tissue shall mean heter-
 ogeneously dense or extremely dense  tissue  as  defined  in  nationally
 recognized guidelines or systems for breast imaging reporting of mammog-
 raphy  screening,  including,  but  not  limited  to, the breast imaging
 reporting and data system of the American College of Radiology, and  any
 equivalent new terms, as such guidelines or systems are updated.

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD05349-01-3
              

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