Great news for Texans – A new law, effective January 1st, requires insurance companies to reimburse families for amino acid-based formulas like Neocate. You can read the bill here.
The new insurance reimbursement law in Texas applies to health plans that are delivered or renewed after January 1, 2010 and covers formula used to manage:
- IgE and non IgE-mediated allergies to multiple food proteins (i.e. milk protein allergy);
- Severe food protein-induced entercolitis;
- Eosinophilic disorders; and
- Impaired absorption of nutrients caused by disorders affecting the absorptive surface, functional length, and motility of the gastrointestinal tract.
The insurance reimbursement is required whether the formula is taken orally or via a feeding tube. Plus, it covers the entire Neocate product range, including Neocate Infant, Neocate Junior, Neocate One+ and E028 Splash.
Other states with reimbursement legislation for amino acid-based formulas include Arizona, Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon and Rhode Island. However, each state’s laws are slightly different – Check out a copy of a specific state's legislation.
This is exciting news for families in Texas and we hope it will provide them with some economic relief. If you have any questions about how the new Texas legislation will affect your family, please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800-NEOCATE.
Also, check out this news story about the new law from CBS 11 in Dallas, Texas: http://cli.gs/aG8z6E. It profiles the Stewart family whose son, Marcus, was born with Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome and relies on Neocate formula for his nutrition needs. The new Texas legislation will have a huge impact on their lives.
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