07 Apr '12, 8pm

Autism: What Is "Medically Necessary" Treatment? | Care2 Causes

Autism: What Is "Medically Necessary" Treatment? | Care2 Causes

What is “medically necessary” treatment for autistic individuals? On March 23, a federal court ruled that Florida’s Medicaid program must cover Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) on the grounds that this “treatment was medically necessary and not ‘experimental’ as claimed by the state.” Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration has indicated that it plans to challenge the ruling , on the grounds that the treatment is indeed experimental and not medically necessary. A Spectrum of Autism Treatments It’s very hard to say that any one treatment is necessary for all individuals with an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis. Individuals diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome may be able to attend school with the help of an aide and otherwise complete all academic work; they may not need the one-on-one teaching that is one feature of ABA. Some other children, like my now teenage son ...

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