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.
A health plan providing the coverage specified in section 62A.011, 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 62A.011, 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.