Insurance companies subsidize medical devices when they are prescribed for necessary medical treatment. However, it is important to realize that the digital world easily allows the transmission of data from these devices. Patients might expect that they would be asked for consent before personal information and behavior is transmitted to insurers via such a device,…Read more
Gallagher Davis proudly represents clients who have been denied their rightful coverage under insurance and health care plans. This includes vigorously protecting clients’ rights to have mental health issues covered in a manner equivalent to how health care plans cover physical health. Several laws require this coverage including the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Act…Read more
On May 13, 2015, lawmakers passed Missouri Senate Bill 145. The bill requires health benefit plans written in Missouri, as well as plans written outside of Missouri that cover Missouri residents, to cover the diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders.
On May 19, 2015, Governor Jay Nixon announced that Missouri had reached a $4.5 million settlement agreement with Aetna. The insurance company had failed to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism in violation of a 2010 law mandating that insurance companies operating in Missouri provide such coverage.