Nebraska should pay for treatments needed by children with ASD, says judge

Lancaster County, Neb. — A Lancaster County judge ruled Tuesday that the state of Nebraska must pay for the treatments needed by children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who are Medicaid-eligible. District Judge John Colborn decided in his 19-page order that the Nebraskan Department of Health and Human Services violated federal law through a policy […]

More States May Require Insurance to Cover Autism Therapy – Part 2

Raising a child with autism is expensive. The cost of therapies alone is staggering. Factor in the increased probability that your child will suffer from other, co-occurring medical issues, such as seizures or gastro-intestinal issues, and the costs continue to skyrocket. Obamacare has helped some families by eliminating insurance company’s right to refuse coverage based […]

More States May Require Insurance to Cover Autism Therapy – Part 1

Current treatments for autism, including Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), are costly and time-intensive, and there is no guarantee that they will be covered under Obamacare. The federal government declined to institute a national standard for the coverage of autism treatment until 2016, so for now, the decision remains with the individual states. As of October […]