Thursday, November 3, 2011
Update on CA SB 946
Autism Votes has created a Frequently Asked Questions about the recent autism insurance reform bill passed in California. This bill ensures coverage for behavioral health treatment for children with autism spectrum disorders. Behavioral health treatment includes applied behavior analysis (ABA) and other evidence-based behavior intervention programs. It is not yet clear to me if this will have any effect on coverage of occupational therapy. It seems to me that OT could fall under the category of "other evidence-based behavior intervention program."