BEACON HILL DISCUSSION ABOUT BREAST RECONSTRUCTION SURGERY

By Bob Katzen

Bill(H 4490) – Approved by the Health Care Financing Committee on June 14, 2018 and still stuck in the House Ways and Means Committee is a proposal requiring all facilities that provide mastectomy surgery, lymph node dissection or a lumpectomy to provide specific information to the patient in writing prior to the patient giving consent to the procedure.

The information would include the advantages and disadvantages of various reconstructive options and the coverage of these surgeries under private and state-funded health insurance.

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