NC Takes Big Step to Autism Insurance Reform | May 14, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

NC Takes Big Step to Autism Insurance Reform RALEIGH (May 14, 2013) -- The North Carolina autism insurance reform bill cleared its first hurdle today, gaining approval 25-4 in the House Insurance Committee. North Carolina is one of 18 remaining states yet to require state-regulated health plans to cover the screening, diagnosis and treatment of autism. …

NC Autism Insurance Bill Sails Out of House, On to the Senate | May 15, 2013 #AutisticHistory #BanABA #EndAutismSpeaks

NC Autism Insurance Bill Sails Out of House, On to the Senate RALEIGH (May 15, 2013) -- The North Carolina House of Representatives voted 105-7 for a bill that would require state-regulated health insurers to cover common autism therapies, including ABA. The measure moves next to the Senate. North Carolina is one of just 18 remaining …

Autism Speaks | Department of Defense announces ABA coverage improvements for TRICARE | May 28, 2015 #AutisticHistory #BanABA #EndAutismSpeaks

Department of Defense announces ABA coverage improvements for TRICARE May 29, 2015 Washington, DC— TRICARE, the Department of Defense healthcare program, announced improvements to its coverage of applied behavior analysis (ABA) for beneficiaries with autism. The improvements were announced as amendments to the TRICARE Comprehensive Autism Care Demonstration (ACD). The newly published federal register notice describes the …

Autism Speaks | TRICARE announces Autism Care Demonstration updates | Oct. 5, 2015 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

TRICARE announces Autism Care Demonstration updates  October 05, 2015 Washington, DC− In a recent announcement, improvement’s to Tricare’s Comprehensive Autism Care Demonstration (ACD) including improvements in coverage for applied behavior analysis (ABA) services for non-active duty families.   The announcement stated: “As of October 1, 2015, all ACD cost-shares will match TRICARE Prime and Standard cost-shares …

Autism Speaks urges Department of Defense to expand, not restrict, services for military children with autism  | May 26, 2021 #AutisticHistory #BanABA #EndAutismSpeaks

Autism Speaks urges Department of Defense to expand, not restrict, services for military children with autism  Burdensome changes to Operations Manual and flawed research review pose barriers for military families  May 6, 2021  Autism Speaks urges the Department of Defense to reconsider recently announced changes that would make it harder for children with autism to access needed care. These changes would make applied behavior analysis (ABA), an evidence-based treatment that helps reduce challenges …

Autism Speaks Reports On Efforts To Improve New TRICARE Plan (PDF Avail.) | Oct. 24, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA #EndAutismSpeaks

Autism Speaks Reports On Efforts To Improve New TRICARE Plan October 24, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC (October 24, 2014) -- Autism Speaks, military families and other service and advocacy organizations met last week with TRICARE and Department of Defense (DoD) representatives to address questions and concerns regarding coverage of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) under TRICARE’s new Autism Care Demonstration (ACD). A …

Autism Speaks | Pentagon Delays Proposed Rate Cuts For ABA | Oct. 9, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA #EndAutismSpeaks

Pentagon Delays Proposed Rate Cuts For ABA October 09, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC (October 9, 2014) -- The Department of Defense has announced it will delay a planned cut in what it pays providers through TRICARE to deliver applied behavior analysis (ABA) treatment to military kids with autism. The new demonstration program allows coverage of BCBA/BCBA-D direct services and the …