NY Mandates Insurance Coverage For Ostomy Supplies

ALBANY (AP) -

New York will require health insurers to provide coverage for equipment and supplies for treating ostomies, intended to help ease the financial burden for people with the chronic condition.

The amendments, signed this week by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, take effect Jan. 1.

An ostomy is a surgically created opening in the body for the discharge of waste. Recurring expenses for supplies can be costly.