R.I. Senate passes bill requiring coverage of colorectal screening

A MEASURE SPONSORED by Sen. Maryellen Goodwin requiring health insurers to cover colorectal screening passed the R.I. Senate last week. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD
PROVIDENCE – Legislation requiring insurers to provide full coverage for colorectal cancer screening passed the R.I. Senate on Thursday, and is now bound for the R.I. House. The measure, 2020-S 2317A, requires health insurers to cover all preventive colorectal screenings and lab tests recommended by the American Cancer Society. The bill prohibits cost-sharing for screenings,…

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