Medicaid

Autism Speaks’ Dan Unumb Weighs in On Medicaid Change

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Mass. Lawmakers Approve Medicaid Expansion, Tax-Free Savings Plan

BOSTON (July 31, 2014) -- The Massachusetts Legislature has sent Gov. Deval Patrick an omnibus autism bill that would expand Medicaid coverage up to age 21 and create tax-free savings for people with disabilities.  ... More...

Major Medicaid Breakthrough Announced For Autism

WASHINGTON, DC (July 8, 2014) -- In a major victory for Medicaid coverage of autism, a federal agency has directed the states to cover medically necessary treatments for autism for children and young adults, including be... More...

What Is Your State Doing About Autism?

ROCKVILLE, MD (July 8, 2014) -- Federal officials today presented the first state-by-state autism guide on insurance and Medicaid coverage, service delivery, transition services and more. The guide represents a 2012 snapshot ... More...

Medi-Cal Funding For ABA Fails, But New Option Emerges

SACRAMENTO (June 13, 2014) -- A $50 million appropriation sought for Medi-Cal to provide behavioral health treatment for autism failed to make the final cut in California's state budget negotiations. But the Department of... More...

Federal Judge to Florida Medicaid: Cover ABA Now

MIAMI (November 10, 2013) -- A federal judge has ordered Florida's Medicaid program to immediately cover applied behavior analysis (ABA) for children with autism "to prevent irreversible harm to these ... More...

Order Directing Florida Medicaid to Cover ABA Upheld on Appeal

MIAMI (September 23, 2013) -- A federal appeals court has upheld an order directing Florida to cover applied behavior analysis (ABA) und... More...

Rapper Performs in “I Am Abled” Celebrating Diversity and Acceptance

In this recently posted YouTube music video, rapper and day habilitation specialist Marquis Julien performs “I am Abled,” a song inspired by his brother Mariano who has autism as... More...

Mass. Moves on Autism Benefits for Medicaid

BOSTON (June 24, 2013) -- Massachusetts would expand benefits under its 2010 autism insurance reform law to the state's Medicaid program, under a bill before the Legislature.

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