Mass. General Laws c.176A § 8NN

Tobacco use cessation

This is an unofficial version of a Massachusetts General Law. For more information on this topic, please see law about health insurance.

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Updates

Added by St.2019, c.133, § 21, effective for contracts and subscription certificates that are delivered, issued or renewed in the commonwealth on or after January 1, 2020.

(a)

Any contract between a subscriber and the corporation under an individual or group hospital service plan that is delivered, issued or renewed within the commonwealth shall provide coverage for: (i) tobacco use cessation counseling; and (ii) all generic United States Food and Drug Administration-approved tobacco cessation products without cost sharing when prescribed by a health care provider.

(b)

Carriers shall be permitted to employ reasonable managed care techniques consistent with state and federal law to determine the frequency, method, treatment or setting for the recommended item or service; provided, however, that covered persons shall have access to at least 1 tobacco cessation product without preauthorization.

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Last updated: December 9, 2019
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