Montana Code Annotated 2003

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     33-22-132. Coverage for mammography examinations. (1) Each group or individual medical expense, cancer, and blanket disability policy, certificate of insurance, and membership contract that is delivered, issued for delivery, renewed, extended, or modified in this state must provide minimum mammography examination coverage.
     (2) For the purpose of this section, "minimum mammography examination" means:
     (a) one baseline mammogram for a woman who is 35 years of age or older and under 40 years of age;
     (b) a mammogram every 2 years for any woman who is 40 years of age or older and under 50 years of age or more frequently if recommended by the woman's physician; and
     (c) a mammogram each year for a woman who is 50 years of age or older.
     (3) A minimum $70 payment or the actual charge if the charge is less than $70 must be made for each mammography examination performed before the application of the terms of the applicable group or individual disability policy, certificate of insurance, or membership contract that establish durational limits, deductibles, and copayment provisions as long as the terms are not less favorable than for physical illness generally.
     (4) This section does not apply to disability income, hospital indemnity, medicare supplement, accident-only, vision, dental, or specified disease policies.

     History: En. Sec. 1, Ch. 663, L. 1991; amd. Sec. 29, Ch. 451, L. 1993; amd. Sec. 57, Ch. 379, L. 1995.

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