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PDFWAC 284-43-5200

Anticancer medication.

A carrier and health plan must cover prescribed, self-administered anticancer medication that is used to kill or slow the growth of cancerous cells on at least a comparable basis to the plan's coverage for the delivery of cancer chemotherapy medications administered in a clinical or medical setting.
(1) A carrier may not impose dollar limits, copayments, deductibles or coinsurance requirements on coverage for orally administered anticancer drugs or chemotherapy that are less favorable to an insured or enrollee than the dollar limits, copayments, deductibles or coinsurance requirements that apply to coverage for anticancer medication or chemotherapy that is administered intravenously or by injection.
(2) A carrier may not reclassify an anticancer medication or increase an enrollee's out-of-pocket costs as a method of compliance with the requirements of this section.
[WSR 16-01-081, recodified as § 284-43-5200, filed 12/14/15, effective 12/14/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060, 48.02.062, 48.18.140, 48.43.525, 48.44.050, 48.44.440(2), 48.44.460(2), 48.46.200, and 48.46.510. WSR 12-21-019 (Matter No. R 2012-03), § 284-43-840, filed 10/8/12, effective 11/8/12.]
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