Autism Speaks | California To Start Medicaid Coverage Monday for ABA For Autism | Sept. 11, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA #EndAutismSpeaks

California To Start Medicaid Coverage Monday for ABA For Autism  September 11, 2014 SACRAMENTO, CA (September 11, 2014) – As many as 75,000 primarily low-income California children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) will become eligible for a life-altering form of treatment through Medi-Cal starting Monday when California becomes the first state to implement a federal directive to …

Autism Speaks | Medi-Cal Funding For ABA Fails, But New Option Emerges | June 13, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA #HaltAutismSpeaks

Medi-Cal Funding For ABA Fails, But New Option Emerges June 13, 2014 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 Health Care Services (DHCS) will be directed to incorporate the treatment …

Autism Speaks | Medicaid Coverage For ABA Raised in California | March 5, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Medicaid Coverage For ABA Raised in California March 05, 2014 SACRAMENTO (March 5, 2014) -- The leader of the California Senate has raised the possibility of funding coverage for applied behavior analysis (ABA) for autism through Medi-Cal, the state's Medicaid program. Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg raised the Medicaid funding issue at the conclusion of a hearing by the …

Autism Speaks | Steinberg Calls March 4 Hearing To Assess Insurance Law (PDF Avail.) | Feb. 21, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA #STOPBigAutism

ca.sb_946_hearing_fDownload Steinberg Calls March 4 Hearing To Assess Insurance Law February 21, 2014 SACRAMENTO (February 21, 2014) -- California Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg has scheduled a March 4 hearing to examine the impacts of the state's 2011 autism insurance reform law, including a review of how the Regional Centers have been affected. The hearing …

Autism Speaks | UHC Agrees To Stop Denying Speech Therapy in California | Aug. 29, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

UHC Agrees To Stop Denying Speech Therapy in California August 29, 2013 SACRAMENTO (August 29, 2013) -- As a result of enforcement action brought by the state of California, United HealthCare of California (UHC) has agreed to stop routinely denying claims for speech therapy and to reimburse its subscribers for out-of-pocket expenses. UHC reached the agreement …

Autism Speaks | CA Cites 3 Insurers Over Improper Speech, OT Denials (PDFs Avail.)  | Nov. 19, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

CA Cites 3 Insurers Over Improper Speech, OT Denials  November 19, 2013 SACRAMENTO (November 19, 2013) -- The California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) has ordered three health insurers to stop denying claims filed for speech and occupational therapy for patients with developmental disabilities, including autism. The three insurers were ordered to reimburse the claims and …

Autism Speaks | CA Lawmakers Extend Autism Insurance Reform Through 2016 | Sept. 6, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

CA Lawmakers Extend Autism Insurance Reform Through 2016  September 06, 2013 SACRAMENTO (September 6, 2013) -- The California Senate gave final legislative approval to a bill extending the state's autism insurance reform law, set to expire next summer, through 2016. The bill now goes to Governor Jerry Brown for his signature. The measure, SB.126, was authored …