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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 21. Insurance
- Chapter 42. The Insurance Contract
- Section 375. Coverage For Mammograms.
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AS 21.42.375. Coverage For Mammograms.
- (a) Except for a fraternal benefit society, a health care insurer that offers, issues for delivery, delivers, or renews in
this state a health care insurance plan shall provide coverage for low-dose mammography screening under the schedule
described in (b) of this section if the plan covers mastectomies and prosthetic devices and reconstructive surgery
incident to mastectomies.
- (b) The minimum coverage required under (a) of this section includes
- (1) a baseline mammogram for a covered individual who is at least 35 years of age but less than 40 years of age;
- (2) one mammogram every two years for a covered individual who is at least 40 years of age but less than 50 years of age;
- (3) an annual mammogram for a covered individual who is at least 50 years of age;
- (4) a mammogram at any age for a covered individual with a history of breast cancer or whose parent or sibling has a
history of breast cancer, upon referral by a physician.
- (c) The coverage required by this section
- (1) must be included in the health care insurance plan on a basis that is not less favorable than for other radiological
- (2) may be subject to standard policy provisions applicable to other benefits, such as deductible or copayment provisions.
- (d) [Repealed, Sec. 115 ch 81 SLA 1997].
- (e) In this section, "low-dose mammography screening" and "mammogram" mean the X-ray examination of the breast using
equipment dedicated specifically for mammography, including the X-ray tube, filter, compression device, screens, films,
and cassettes, with an average radiation exposure delivery of less than one rad mid-breast, with two views for each
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