Great news for Texans! This weekend Governor Rick Perry signed into law a bill that will require private insurance companies to cover amino acid-based elemental formulas like Neocate, regardless of whether the formula is taken orally or via a feeding tube.
Insurance reimbursement is required for the following conditions:
- 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 law applies to health plans that are delivered or renewed after January 1, 2010. To read the entire bill click here.
Other states with reimbursement legislation include Arizona, Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey and New York. However, each states laws are slightly different – To view a copy of a specific state's legislation click here.
This is great news for families in Texas and I expect it will provide some much-needed economic relief. I encourage you to share the news with others. Some ideas for spreading the word:
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