Senator Moreno, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 20-166 and distributed amendments L.001 and L.003 (Attachments D and E). Current law requires that the total cost of preventive services recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force with a grade of A or B be covered without cost sharing requirements by insurance plans under the jurisdiction of the Division of Insurance (DOI) in the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA). The bill codifies some of these preventive health care services, and adds or expands upon other required coverage, including:
- osteoporosis screening for individuals age 60-64;
- anemia screening; urinary incontinence screening; and
- screening and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
In addition, the bill modifies requirements for health care providers and facilities when examining or treating a minor for an STI. The bill specifies that, if necessary, a provider must administer, dispense, or prescribe preventive measures or medications. Lastly, the bill requires that Medicaid cover family planning and family planning related services, as defined in the bill, and establishes that such services must be provided without cost sharing for the client. The bill authorizes reimbursement for such services for any licensed health care provider.