Coverage for maternity hospital stay
Under federal law, the Plan may not restrict benefits for hospital length of stay in connection with childbirth for the mother or newborn child to less than 48 hours following a vaginal delivery, or less than 96 hours following a caesarean section, or require that a provider obtain authorization from the Plan for prescribing a length of stay not in excess of the above periods. The law generally does not prohibit an attending provider of the mother or newborn, in consultation with the mother, from discharging the mother or newborn earlier than 48 or 96 hours, as applicable.
The Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act
If you have a mastectomy, at any time, and decide to have breast reconstruction, based on consultation with your attending physician, the following benefits will be subject to the same percentage copayment which applies to other plan benefits:
- Reconstruction of the breast on which the mastectomy was performed,
- Surgery and reconstruction of the other breast to produce a symmetrical appearance,
- Prostheses, and
- Services for physical complications in all stages of mastectomy, including lymphedema.
The above benefits will be provided subject to the same copayments and limits applicable to other covered services.
If you have any questions about your benefits, please contact Aetna Member Services.