NY now requires insurers to cover 3-D mammograms

ALBANY — New York’s health insurers are now mandated to provide coverage for 3-D mammograms, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday.

Under the state’s insurance law, health insurers are now required to provide medically necessary coverage for tomosynthesis or 3-D mammography screenings without co-pays, coinsurance or deductibles.

The screening is more effective at detecting cancer in dense breast tissue, which is common in women of color.

The measure is part of a series of steps the state has taken in recent years to bolster breast cancer prevention.

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