SB 0751 Prohibits Medicaid from reimbursing providers for nontherapeutic circumcisions
LR Number:3185S.02I Fiscal Note:3185-02
Committee:Public Health and Welfare
Last Action:02/06/02 - Hearing Conducted S Public Health & Welfare Committee Journal page:
Effective Date:August 28, 2002
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SB 751 - This act prohibits Medicaid from reimbursing providers for nontherapeutic circumcisions. A new section 208.661 defines "nontherapeutic circumcision" as a routine or elective circumcision which does not meet the criteria of a medically necessary treatment. In order for Medicaid to reimburse for a circumcision, two physicians must verify in writing the examination and a diagnosis that it is medically necessary. Medicaid should also reimburse if the provider gives proof of a written notice of necessity due to religious beliefs. Any claim for reimbursement that does not meet the criteria will constitute an act of unprofessional conduct and the provider and other responsible parties will be civilly liable or subject to professional disciplinary action.