|Date Requested:February 07, 2012
Time Requested:11:55 AM
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Sources of Revenue
Legislation creates:Neither Program nor Fund
Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.
| The purpose of this bill is to require health insurance coverage for eosinophilic disorders.
The Public Employees Insurance Agency covers diagnosis and treatment of eosinophilic disorders. Enteral/Parenteral feeding is currently covered when it is medically life sustaining to the patient. It is not covered as a supplement to the diet. Only total parenteral nutrition (TPN) or total nutrient admixture (TNA) when no food is given by other routes is covered. Coverage requirements for enteral nutrition supplements are contingent on the beneficiary must have a permanent functional impairment of the gastrointestinal tract, enteral nutrition supplements must be reasonable and necessary for the beneficiary and the beneficiary must require tube feeding to maintain weight and strength commensurate with their overall health status.
Today’s Dietician reports that no medication can cure food allergies. The only way to prevent it is to avoid allergenic foods. Since January 2006 the Food Allergy Labeling and Consumer Protection Act requires manufacturers to identify on all product packaging ingredients derived from eight commonly allergenic foods: milk, egg, soybean, wheat, peanut, tree nut, fish and crustacean shellfish.
Gastro Kids also reports, medication does not appear to be as effective as dietary changes in the treatment of eosinophilic esophagitis.
Infants (Under 18 months) 2,864
Total Enrollment 223,404
Probability of esophagitis non-infants 0.0005
Probability of esophagitis infants 0.04
Esophagitis non-infant duration in days 60
Esophagitis infant duration in days 365
Probability of e. gastritis 0.000285714
E. gastritis duration in days 60
Expected number of esophagitis days 48,425
Expected number of e. gastritis days 3,829.78
Cost per day of coverage 120.00
Expected Esophagitis cost $ 5,811,036
Expected E. Gastritis Cost $ 459,574
Total Annual cost $ 6,270,610
FY 2013 $ 6,270,000
FY 2014 $ 6,770,000
FY 2015 $ 7,310,000
Three year total cost $20,350,000
The total expected increase in medical health care costs trended at 8% for the next three fiscal years is anticipated to be $20,350,000.
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