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September 1, 2023 – Families will find more Medicaid Providers for ABA therapy coming soon. Advocates passed state legislation that will now require Illinois Medicaid (HFS) to allow Behavior Analysts (BCBA or Board Certified Behavior Analysts) to practice ABA therapy without a licensed supervisor to oversee their work. This supervision requirement was the biggest barrier …Read More →
You ca access our comments on the Access Challenges within Medicaid by downloading this PDF.Read More →
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 …Read More →
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 …Read More →
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.Read More →