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Medicaid coverage for Texas children with autism… The Texas state legislative session has begun along with our advocacy efforts to ensure autism coverage for Texas children on Medicaid  … An estimated 80000 Medicaidenrolled Texas children are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder …  However most …
Texas Medicaid adds future coverage for autism… Update as of July 15 2021 Due to COVID19 the implementation of coverage for autism services was delayed The benefit implementation date has been confirmed for February 1 2022   On June 15 Governor Greg Abbott signed a budget bill which included a requirement for Texas Medicaid to cover medically necessary care including applied behavior analysis ABA for all Texas Medicaidenrolled children  …
Historic progress in children’s Medicaid coverage of autism services… This month Texas became the 50 th state to implement its autism services benefit which provides coverage for applied behavior analysis ABA therapy when medically appropriate for autistic children enrolled in Medicaid Texas follows New Yorks 2021 implementation and Illinoiss 2020 implementation making it one of the last three …
Texas Advocacy Webinar: Accessing ABA through Medicaid…   … Texas Advocacy Webinar Accessing ABA through Medicaid … Friday November 18 2022 at 1200pm 130pm Central Time … Join Autism Speaks staff and autism community leaders as … and walk you through the process of getting ABA services through the state Medicaid program … After years of advocacy coverage for Applied Behavior Analysis ABA therapy is now available for children with autism in Texas who rely on Medicaid for
Texas Advocacy Webinar: Accessing ABA through Medicaid… answer your questions on Texas new ABA benefit and walk you through the process of getting ABA services through the state Medicaid program … After years of advocacy coverage for Applied Behavior Analysis ABA therapy is now available for children with autism in Texas who rely on Medicaid for
Navigating Disability Benefits Applications… benefits applications we hope you can join us Please be sure to register at the link below to receive the webinar information Join us for an overview of navigating developmental disability benefits applications presented by Anna Maki Director of Benefits Navigation at the Bobby Dodd Institute Social Security Medicaid and its waiver programs can be difficult to understand and applying for coverage can be a confusing process for many to navigate We will be sharing information around the different types of …
New Mexico passes landmark legislation for autism insurance coverage… insurance legislation  Joined by members of the autism community Governor Lujan Grisham signed House Bill 322 which expands coverage for autism therapies to transitionage youth and adults with autism covered by private stateregulated health benefit plans as well as Medicaid  … New Mexico has set a new precedent by creating a statutory requirement for Medicaid coverage of autism therapies …
Research reveals racial and ethnic disparities in benefits eligibility and spending among autistic adults… A recent peerreviewed study published in May in PLOS One reveals significant disparities in eligibility for Medicare and Medicaid coverage among autistic adults as well as inequities in spending for people enrolled in these programs The study looked at …
Children’s Health Insurance Program: Cmte Hearing to Reauthorization… Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on the reauthorization of the Childrens Health Insurance Program CHIP Testifying before the committee autism mom Leanna George shared how CHIP has benefited her son Caleb who has autism Autism Speaks also … CHIP serves as a bipartisan solution to securing a healthy future for children in lowincome families who do not qualify for Medicaid but cannot afford private coverage or lack access to employerspecific coverage Since its inception the program has helped provide affordable …
New Texas ABA Medicaid benefit… Effective February 1 2022 Applied Behavior Analysis ABA is a covered benefit for Medicaid enrollees in Texas who have autism spectrum disorder ASD This new ABA Medicaid benefit has taken years of … therapy for those with ASD and one of the most common interventions for people with autism Learn more about ABA The path to coverage under Medicaid for ABA services has been long and not without its challenges On June 15 2019 Governor Abbott signed …