Islets of Hope state diabetes insurance coverage laws
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Government Accountability Office (GAO) report number GAO-05-210 entitled "Managing Diabetes: Health Plan Coverage of Services and Supplies;" released on March 28, 2005.
Arizona - State Diabetes Insurance Coverage Laws
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Arizona has mandated coverage for diabetes care and supplies.
A.R.S. §20-826(P), §20-934 - 1998 law
Summary of Provisions
Note: Arizona requires cover of equipment and supplies only when the insurance policy covers expenses incurred for the treatment of diabetes.
A.R.S. §20-826(P), §20-934 - 1998 law - Any contract covering diabetes must include coverage for equipment and supplies that are medically necessary. Section P, pertaining to diabetes coverage states:
P. Any contract that provides coverage for diabetes shall also provide coverage for equipment and supplies that are medically necessary and that are prescribed by a health care provider including:
1. Blood glucose monitors.
Q. Nothing in subsection P of this section prohibits a medical service
corporation, a hospital service corporation or a hospital, medical, dental and
optometric service corporation from imposing deductibles, coinsurance or other
cost sharing in relation to benefits for equipment or supplies for the treatment
Page Updated 03/09/2007