CHIP Transmittal — Abortion Services Certification Requirements

The Pennsylvania Insurance Department (PID) has issued a policy transmittal outlining Abortion Services Certification Requirements, which are effective February 1, 2010. This policy transmittal clarifies when abortion services are covered as consistent with federal and state laws. Also this policy transmittal indicates that beginning February 1, 2010 the CHIP Physician Certification Form for an Abortion, and if applicable, a copy of the Member Statement Form must be completed in order for the services to be paid through CHIP.

Please note that the Physician Certification for an Abortion Form may be completed by a primary care physician or any treating physician, including the physician providing the abortion service.

Physician Certification for Abortion

Member Statement Form