(1) The Legislative Assembly declares that all group health insurance policies providing hospital, medical or surgical expense benefits include coverage for maxillofacial prosthetic services considered necessary for adjunctive treatment.
(2) As used in this section, “maxillofacial prosthetic services considered necessary for adjunctive treatment” means restoration and management of head and facial structures that cannot be replaced with living tissue and that are defective because of disease, trauma or birth and developmental deformities when such restoration and management are performed for the purpose of:
(a) Controlling or eliminating infection;
(b) Controlling or eliminating pain; or
(c) Restoring facial configuration or functions such as speech, swallowing or chewing but not including cosmetic procedures rendered to improve on the normal range of conditions.
(3) The coverage required by subsection (1) of this section may be made subject to provisions of the policy that apply to other benefits under the policy including, but not limited to, provisions relating to deductibles and coinsurance.
(4) The services described in this section shall apply to individual health policies entered into or renewed on or after January 1, 1982. [Formerly 743.706]Section: Previous 743A.104 743A.108 743A.110 743A.120 743A.124 743A.140 743A.144 743A.148 743A.160 743A.164 743A.168 743A.180 743A.184 743A.188 743A.190 Next
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