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Internal Memo Grants Autism Coverage to Providence Employees

Separately, proposed rules from the Insurance Division on Friday to make insurance companies comply with the recent court decision against Providence forces insurers to pay for claims back to 2008 and lifts a 25-hour cap on coverage for applied behavior analysis.

Providence employees will now have comprehensive autism treatment covered, according to an internal memo to “Providence caregivers” obtained by The Lund Report.

Senate Health Committee Approves Treatment for Autistic Children

Private insurers and public health plans will be required to cover applied behavior analysis after a deal is reached between autism advocates, insurers and Sen. Alan Bates, a Medford physician.

 

April 19, 2013 — A landmark bill regarding autism passed the Senate Health Committee unanimously Thursday, paving the way for insurance coverage of a specialized treatment that supporters say will help severely handicapped autistic children live more functional lives.

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