Islets of Hope state diabetes insurance coverage laws

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Information for this article was compiled and edited by Lahle A. Wolfe, Islets of Hope.

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Article Sources

National Conference of State Legislatures

Government Accountability Office (GAO) report number GAO-05-210 entitled "Managing Diabetes: Health Plan Coverage of Services and Supplies;" released on March 28, 2005.

Federal Laws Pertaining to Persons with Diabetes

Diabetes Assistance Programs

Diabetes Laws             s

Georgia - State Diabetes Insurance Coverage Laws

HMO Patient's Rights - In 1999, the Georgia General Assembly passed House Bill 732, giving members of HMOs the right to appeal decisions that deny coverage for medical services.

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) - Designed to make it easier for people to keep health insurance, and help the industry control administrative costs.

Georgia has mandated coverage for diabetes care.

Summary of Provisions

  • Requirement related to diabetes? Yes
  • Diabetes Education services covered?  Yes
  • Medical nutritional therapy covered?  Yes
  • Diabetes supplies covered?  Yes
  • Specified supplies covered?  Yes

§ 33-24-59.2 - as amended by H 1492 - 2002 law - Changes law to a mandate for coverage, effective July 1, 2002.   "...shall provide coverage for medically necessary equipment, supplies, pharmacologic agents, and outpatient self-management training and education, including medical nutrition therapy, for individuals with insulin-dependent diabetes, insulin-using diabetes, gestational diabetes, and noninsulin-using diabetes who adhere to the prognosis and treatment regimen prescribed by a physician."    An earlier 1998 law required only an offer of coverage for medically necessary equipment, supplies, pharmacological agents and out-patient self-therapy prescribed by a physician


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