62A.3093 COVERAGE FOR DIABETES.
Subdivision 1. Required coverage.
A health plan, including a plan providing the coverage
specified in section
62A.011, subdivision 3
, clause (10), must provide coverage for: (1) all
physician prescribed medically appropriate and necessary equipment and supplies used in the
management and treatment of diabetes; and (2) diabetes outpatient self-management training and
education, including medical nutrition therapy, that is provided by a certified, registered, or
licensed health care professional working in a program consistent with the national standards
of diabetes self-management education as established by the American Diabetes Association.
Coverage must include persons with gestational, type I or type II diabetes. Coverage required
under this section is subject to the same deductible or coinsurance provisions applicable to the
plan's hospital, medical expense, medical equipment, or prescription drug benefits. A health
carrier may not reduce or eliminate coverage due to this requirement.
Subd. 2. Medicare Part D exception.
A health plan providing the coverage specified in
, subdivision 3, clause (10), is not subject to the requirements of subdivision 1,
clause (1), with respect to equipment and supplies covered under the Medicare Part D Prescription
Drug program, whether or not the covered person is enrolled in a Medicare Part D plan.
This subdivision does not apply to a health plan providing the coverage specified in section
, subdivision 3, clause (10), that was in effect on December 31, 2005, if the covered
person remains enrolled in the plan and does not enroll in a Medicare Part D plan.
History: 1994 c 538 s 1; 1995 c 52 s 1; 1997 c 57 s 1; 2006 c 255 s 12