By Michelle Diament from disabilityscoop
A recent change in federal policy could lead many more families affected by autism to gain insurance coverage for applied behavior analysis, advocates say.
In a major shift, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management said that it has determined there is enough evidence behind the use of ABA therapy to deem it a medical rather than an educational service.
The office is responsible for managing benefits for federal government employees, so the announcement paves the way for health plans offered to government workers to include coverage for the popular autism therapy for the first time.
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