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Patrick Signs ABA Licensing Law

BOSTON (January 11, 2013) -- Governor Deval Patrick has signed legislation establishing a state process to license and regulate ... More...

Florida Appeals Federal Order to Cover ABA Under Medicaid

MIAMI (January 7, 2013) -- The state of Florida is appealing a 2012 federal court order that it cover ABA for children with autism under Medicaid, arguing it should have the right to make the determination on a case-by-ca... More...

Judge: SB.946 Can't Be Used to Deny ABA

CONCORD (January 3, 2013) -- An administrative law judge has ruled that a state-funded service agency cannot deny access to ABA by requiring that a family rely on its private insurance to pay the cost.

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Congress Moves One-Year Pilot Program for Military Kids

WASHINGTON, DC (December 19, 2012) -- Congress has agreed to require ABA care for all TRICARE beneficiaries with autism through a one-year pilot program, less than the permanent change sought by military families and Aut... More...

Utah Ups Medicaid Pay for ABA Providers

SALT LAKE CITY (December 6, 2012) -- The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the state's Medicaid program will increase reimbursement rates for ABA providers serving children with autism because its initial offer was so lo... More...

ABA Care for Military Kids Clears Senate

WASHINGTON, DC (December 5, 2012) -- The U.S. Senate today approved a new Department of Defense budget bill that includes an amendment improving ABA benefits for the 23,000 military families raising children with autism.

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4 Senators Press HHS on Autism Coverage

WASHINGTON, DC (October 19, 2012) -- In a strongly worded letter to U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius, four U.S. Senators said the federal government is not doing enough to require the states to i... More...

UPDATED: New ABA Benefit for Federal Employees to be Offered in 2013

NEW YORK (October 26, 2012) -- A revised analysis by Autism Speaks of the new ABA coverage to be offered under the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) program for 2013 has identified 67 participating health pla... More...

New ABA Licensing Rules Finalized

RICHMOND (September 19, 2012) --The Virginia Board of Medicine has finalized emergency regulations for licensing ABA providers, removing a hurdle for Virginia families trying to access ABA care as a result of last year's autis... More...

Seattle Times: Insurers Should Cover Autism Therapies

SEATTLE (August 27, 2012) -- The Seattle Times in an editorial 'Lawsuit victory for treatment of autism' praised a series of recent court settlements in class action lawsuits brought against Washington health insu... More...

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