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New York Enacts Law Mandating Ostomy Supply Coverage

Friday, October 17, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Becky Dryden
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Thanks to the hard work of WOCN members and their patients in New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed into law a bill (S7893 in the Senate/A10140 in the Assembly) that requires all commercial major medical insurances to cover the provision of ostomy supplies. The bill, which was introduced by Senator Valesky and Assemblyman Magnarelli, will take effect on January 1, 2015.

The WOCN Society would like to thank the following members in New York who worked so hard to see this legislation become law:

Heidi H. Cross, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CWOCN, Donna J. Truland, BSN, RN, CWOCN, Jody Scardillo, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, CWOCN,  Linda Pasto, MS, RN, CNE.

In addition, we would like to thank: the United Ostomy Associations of America, the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, New York Medical Equipment Providers Association, American Cancer Society, Convatec Inc., Hollister Inc., and Hollister Corp.

All these stakeholders came together to make New York only the second state to mandate coverage of ostomy supplies following the lead set by Connecticut. We would encourage you to take up the cause in your state so we can keep up the momentum!

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