State Finally Says It Will Tell Insurers to Cover Autism Treatment

August 14, 2014 9:55 PM

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Seven years after families began asking the Oregon Insurance Division to intervene on their behalf, the state’s insurance regulator announced today it will issue a formal bulletin, clarifying that insurers cannot refuse to cover a costly therapy for autistic kids called Applied Behavior Analysis.

The decision comes a week after a federal judge ruled that the Providence Health Plan broke federal and state law by denying coverage for the treatment.

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