2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 26 - HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS
Section 26:2S-10.1 - Home treatment for bleeding episodes associated with hemophilia, required coverage.


NJ Rev Stat § 26:2S-10.1 (2013) What's This?

26:2S-10.1 Home treatment for bleeding episodes associated with hemophilia, required coverage.

1.A carrier which offers a managed care plan that provides benefits or health care services, as applicable, for the home treatment of bleeding episodes associated with hemophilia, including the purchase of blood products and blood infusion equipment, shall comply with the provisions of this section.

a.For the purpose of providing home treatment services for bleeding episodes associated with hemophilia, the carrier shall be required to contract with, and exclusively use, providers that comply with standards adopted by regulation of the Department of Banking and Insurance in consultation with the Hemophilia Association of New Jersey. At a minimum, the standards shall require that each provider:

(1)provide services pursuant to a prescription from the covered person's attending physician and not make any substitutions of blood products without prior approval of the attending physician;

(2)provide all brands of clotting factor products in low, medium and high-assay range levels to execute treatment regimens as prescribed by a covered person's attending physician, and all needed ancillary supplies for the treatment or prevention of bleeding episodes, including, but not limited to, needles, syringes, and cold compression packs;

(3)have the ability to deliver prescribed blood products, medications, and nursing services within three hours after receipt of a prescription for an emergent situation, and maintain 24-hour on-call service to accommodate this requirement;

(4)demonstrate experience with and knowledge of bleeding disorders and the management thereof;

(5)demonstrate the ability for appropriate and necessary record keeping and documentation, including the ability to expedite product recall or notification systems and the ability to assist covered persons in obtaining third party reimbursement;

(6)provide for proper removal and disposal of hazardous waste pursuant to State and federal law;

(7)provide covered persons with a written copy of the agency's policy regarding discontinuation of services related to loss of health benefits plan coverage or inability to pay; and

(8)provide covered persons, upon request, with information about the expected costs for medications and services provided by the agency that are not otherwise covered by the covered person's health benefits plan.

b.The Department of Banking and Insurance shall compile a list of providers who meet the minimum standards established pursuant to this section and shall make the list available to carriers and covered persons, upon request.

c.As used in this section: "blood product" includes, but is not limited to, Factor VIII, Factor IX and cryoprecipitate; and "blood infusion equipment" includes, but is not limited to, syringes and needles.

L.2000, c.121, s.1; amended 2012, c.17, s.297.


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