States Split On Mandating ABA Coverage Under Health Law
[Source: Disability Scoop]
Despite a requirement that insurers start covering behavioral health treatment for individuals and small groups, a new analysis suggests less than half of states plan to include autism therapy.
Many autism advocates were hopeful when the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010 that insurance coverage for behavioral therapy used to treat the developmental disorder would be mandated nationwide. Under the law, insurance providers are required to include 10 types of care — including behavioral health treatment — in all plans offered to individuals and small groups starting in 2014.
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