Gov. Cuomo signs 3D mammography legislation into law

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation mandating health insurers to completely cover digital breast tomosynthesis, also known as 3D mammography, for breast cancer screenings. The new law, which he signed on Wednesday, is expected to be effective in 60 days.

The Cuomo administration announced earlier this year that medical insurers must provide coverage of 3D mammograms when medically necessary without co-pays, coinsurance or deductibles.

More coverage of Gov. Cuomo’s efforts to improve breast cancer screening in the state of New York can be read here and here.