One bill that the NCMS has been advocating for during the 2023 legislative session is HB560 / Diagnostic Imaging Parity. This bill would increase access to medically necessary diagnostic breast imaging by eliminating burdensome out-of-pocket costs for medically necessary diagnostic and supplemental imaging.

HB560 passed the House of Representatives unanimously, 116-0, on May 6, 2023 and has failed to advance in the Senate. With the 2023 session winding down, advocacy efforts on this bill are now focused on 2024. To set the stage for its consideration, the NCMS has joined with other partner organizations in a letter encouraging favorable consideration by the Senate.

A copy of the letter can be accessed here.