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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 26, HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS

    Chapter 2J:

      Section: 26:2J-4.37: Health maintenance organization to provide coverage for prescription eye drops.

8. a. A health maintenance organization contract which provides hospital or medical expense benefits that include coverage for prescription eye drops, issued or continued in this State, or approved for issuance or renewal in this State by the Commissioner of Banking and Insurance on or after the effective date of this act, shall provide coverage for expenses incurred for refills of prescription eye drops in accordance with the Guidance for Early Refill Edits of Topical Ophthalmic Products provided to Medicare Part D plan sponsors by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provided that:

(1) the prescribing health care practitioner indicates on the original prescription that additional quantities of the prescription eye drops are needed; and

(2) the refill requested by the enrollee or covered person does not exceed the number of additional quantities indicated on the original prescription by the prescribing health care practitioner.

b. The provisions of this section shall apply to those contracts for health care services by health maintenance organizations under which the health maintenance organization has reserved the right to change the schedule of charges.

L.2013, c.50, s.8.

This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2013-05-16 12:14:05.

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