Illinois Autism Insurance Coalition Public Comment on HFS Proposed ABS Rules 2.2023s

Coalition Provides Public Comments on Access Challenges within Medicaid

You ca access our comments on the Access Challenges within Medicaid by downloading this PDF.
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Mental Health Parity Law: What is it?

Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) “Parity Act” Passed in 2008, MHPEA is a federal law that generally prevents group health plans and health insurance issuers that provide mental health or substance use disorder (MH/SUD) benefits from imposing less favorable benefit limitations compared to medical/surgical benefits. It brought mental health and addiction treatments …

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Making Mental Health Parity a Priority, a Blog post from Department of Labor

Mental health is health – period. “When someone gets the flu, or sprains an ankle, there’s no question about whether care is needed. If that person has health insurance, they can go to their doctor, or nearest urgent care or hospital. It’s often a commonplace, run-of-the-mill experience. You go in, you pay a copayment, you …

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New Practice Parameters for Delivering ABA through Telehealth delivery

It is important to support the ongoing treatment needs of individuals with autism through the pandemic and for those living in areas with no access to an ABA practitioner. The Council of Autism Service Providers recently released practice parameters for telehealth delivery of ABA treatment services. Link here to the practice parameter documents.
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