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Colorectal cancer screening coverage updated

Lawmakers gave final approval April 11 to a measure that changes provisions related to insurance coverage for colorectal cancer screening.

Sen. Carol Blood
Sen. Carol Blood

LB829, sponsored by Sen. Carol Blood of Bellevue, prohibits insurance plans in Nebraska from charging deductibles, coinsurance or any cost-sharing requirement on a service or item that is an integral part of performing a colorectal cancer screening.

Such services include preparation medications, anesthesia, polyp removal performed during a screening procedure, pathology examinations and specialist consultations.

The bill passed on a 41-5 vote and takes effect Jan. 1, 2025.

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