Mammography Bill Awaits Senate Approval May 23, 2017

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Solis Mammography, the nation’s largest breast screening company based in Addison, Texas, is advocating and waiting for a bill to be passed in the state Senate that would require commercial insurance providers in Parker County and the rest of Texas to cover 3D mammography with zero copay.

Known as House Bill 1036, it was introduced in January by Texas Rep. Senfronia Thompson (D-Houston).

Solis Mammography opened as a department of Weatherford Regional Medical Center in March 2015, becoming the first provider to bring 3D mammography (tomosynthesis) to Parker County, which gives patients a more accurate screening for breast cancer.

“If this law passes, insured women in Texas will have coverage for not just any mammogram, but the best screening mammogram available by today’s technology,” said Connie Oliver, Solis Mammography Vice President of Marketing.

“This technology not only increases a woman’s chances for early detection and survival, but from a cost standpoint – reduces the time, burden, and expense of unnecessary follow-up diagnostic testing and/or later stage invasive surgeries and treatments,” Oliver continued.

Nearly all private insurance carriers currently cover the cost of a 2-D screening mammogram with zero copay regardless of deductible, Oliver said...

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