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40-2,196. Coverage for amino acid-based elemental formula; report required; recommendation to legislature. (a) In the coverage for the next health plan coverage year commencing on January 1, 2019, the state employees health care commission shall provide for the coverage for amino acid-based elemental formula, regardless of delivery method, for the diagnosis or treatment of food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome, eosinophilic disorders or short bowel syndrome, if prescribed by a prescriber, as defined by K.S.A. 65-1626, and amendments thereto, authorized by the pharmacy act of the state of Kansas and the applicable medical professional licensure entity in the state of Kansas.

(b) (1) Pursuant to the provisions of K.S.A. 40-2249a, and amendments thereto, on or before March 1, 2020, the state employees health care commission shall submit to the president of the senate and to the speaker of the house of representatives a report including the following information pertaining to the mandated coverage for amino acid-based elemental formula provided during the plan year commencing on January 1, 2019, and ending on December 31, 2019:

(A) The impact that the mandated coverage for amino acid-based elemental formula required by subsection (a) has had on the state health care benefits program;

(B) data on the utilization of coverage for amino acid-based elemental formula by covered individuals and the cost of providing such coverage for amino acid-based elemental formula; and

(C) a recommendation whether such mandated coverage for amino acid-based elemental formula should continue for the state health care benefits program or whether additional utilization and cost data is required.

(2) At the next legislative session following receipt of the report required in paragraph (1), the legislature may consider whether or not to require the coverage for amino acid-based elemental formula required by subsection (a) to be included in any individual or group health insurance policy, medical service plan, contract, hospital service corporation contract, hospital and medical service corporation contract, fraternal benefit society or health maintenance organization that provides coverage for accident and health services and that is delivered, issued for delivery, amended or renewed in this state on or after July 1, 2021.

History: L. 2018, ch. 76, § 4; May 17.



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