New California Law Requires Health Insurance Plans to Cover Treatment for Autism
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Services Now Covered by Insurance: California law SB946 requires health insurance plans to cover applied behavior analysis (ABA) for patients who have pervasive developmental disorder or autism.
July 2, 2012 (Newswire.com) - California law SB946 requires health insurance plans to cover applied behavior analysis (ABA) for patients who have pervasive developmental disorder or autism. The law also requires insurance companies to maintain an adequate network of ABA providers so that children with autism will have access to this necessary care.
Under this new law, either Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) or licensed clinicians with appropriate experience are allowed to design and supervise ABA programs. Furthermore, the law allows professionals and paraprofessionals to implement the behavioral treatment plan under the supervision of the BCBA or licensed clinician.
Behavior Frontiers, a nonpublic agency offering solutions to help children with autism and other special needs using state-of-the-art applied behavior analysis (ABA) training and treatment programs. Under this new coverage, families will be provided with custom ABA treatment plans delivered by Behavior Frontiers' knowledgeable and highly trained clinical staff members using accurate and results-driven ABA methods to improve the quality of life for children and their families.
"We are excited that families with children with pervasive developmental disorder or autism will now be able to access coverage for applied behavior analysis (ABA) treatment through their health insurance plans in California," says Behavior Frontiers Founder, Helen Mader, M.A., B.C.B.A., and "with this increased access to medically necessary ABA treatment, children with autism will have a better chance to achieve independent functioning and an better quality of life."
If your child has a diagnosis for autism, you may fill out a free secure online application for insurance verification through Behavior Frontiers. Or you may contact Behavior Frontiers' Helen Mader at 888-922-2843 to verify whether your child qualifies for ABA services.