OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS
Legislative Office Building, Room 5200
Hartford, CT 06106 ↓ (860) 240-0200
AN ACT CONCERNING CYTOMEGALOVIRUS.
OFA Fiscal Note
The bill requires hospitals to test for cytomegalovirus when a newborn fails a hearing screening. This requirement may have a fiscal impact for the University of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC). The cytomegalovirus test costs approximately $150. As only a few infants annually fail the newborn hearing screening at UCHC, any cost incurred at UCHC is expected to be minimal. Additionally, such costs may be offset by private insurance billing, to the extent that the test is a covered service.
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