07 Feb 2012

Blue Shield to begin autism therapy coverage

07 Feb 2012

Six months before the recently approved legislation takes effect, Blue Shield has agreed to immediately offer autism therapy coverage.

The Los Angeles Times reports that Blue Shield of California Life & Health Insurance Co. “has settled an enforcement action with state regulators over providing special therapy for autism patients.” Going forward they will “not deny the therapy as a non-covered service, challenge its medical necessity or force parents to get approval from an independent medical reviewer before starting treatment.”

We applaud Blue Shield’s decision, it couldn’t come at a better time for loved ones seeking autism treatment today.

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