2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 17B - INSURANCE
Section 17B:27A-7.10 - Individual health benefits plan, mammogram examination benefits.

17B:27A-7.10 Individual health benefits plan, mammogram examination benefits.

7. a. Every individual health benefits plan that is delivered, issued, executed, or renewed in this State pursuant to P.L.1992, c.161 (C.17B:27A-2 et seq.) or approved for issuance or renewal in this State, on or after the effective date of this act, shall provide benefits to any person covered thereunder for expenses incurred in conducting:

(1) one baseline mammogram examination for women who are 40 years of age; a mammogram examination every year for women age 40 and over; and, in the case of a woman who is under 40 years of age and has a family history of breast cancer or other breast cancer risk factors, a mammogram examination at such age and intervals as deemed medically necessary by the woman's health care provider; and

(2) an ultrasound evaluation, a magnetic resonance imaging scan, a three-dimensional mammography, or other additional testing of an entire breast or breasts, after a baseline mammogram examination, if the mammogram demonstrates extremely dense breast tissue, if the mammogram is abnormal within any degree of breast density including not dense, moderately dense, heterogeneously dense, or extremely dense breast tissue, or if the patient has additional risk factors for breast cancer including but not limited to family history of breast cancer, prior personal history of breast cancer, positive genetic testing, extremely dense breast tissue based on the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System established by the American College of Radiology, or other indications as determined by the patient's health care provider. The coverage required under this paragraph may be subject to utilization review, including periodic review, by the carrier of the medical necessity of the additional screening and diagnostic testing.

b. The benefits shall be provided to the same extent as for any other medical condition under the health benefits plan.

c. The provisions of this section shall apply to all health benefit plans in which the carrier has reserved the right to change the premium.

L.2004, c.86, s.7; amended 2013, c.196, s.6.

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