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.
Florida - State Diabetes Insurance Coverage Laws
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Florida has mandated coverage for diabetes care.
§ 627.6408 - 1995 law - Covers medically appropriate and necessary equipment, supplies and training for the treatment of diabetes.
Summary of Provisions
Per the Florida Senate state website:
627.6408 Diabetes treatment services.
(1) A health insurance policy or group health insurance policy sold in this state must provide coverage for all medically appropriate and necessary equipment, supplies, and diabetes outpatient self-management training and educational services used to treat diabetes, if the patient's treating physician or a physician who specializes in the treatment of diabetes certifies that such services are necessary.
(2) The policy may require that diabetes outpatient self-management training and educational services be provided under the direct supervision of a certified diabetes educator or a board-certified endocrinologist. The policy may further require that nutrition counseling be provided by a licensed dietitian.
(3) The Agency for Health Care Administration shall adopt standards for diabetes outpatient self-management training and educational services, taking into consideration standards approved by the American Diabetes Association.
History.--s. 3, ch. 95-268; s. 1, ch. 96-279.
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