The Office of Personnel Management, which manages the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (FEHB), has instructed its carriers to include coverage of (ABA) Applied Behavior Analysis starting in 2017. The Federal Employee Health Benefits Program covers 8.2 million federal employees, retirees and their dependents.
The directive made by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in the annual call letter stated that "We expect all carriers to offer clinically appropriate and medically necessary treatment for children diagnosed with ASD. [Carriers] may provide coverage for ABA as a fully case managed benefit, a pre-authorized service, and/or an in-network benefit only." "ABA Coverage to Expand for Federal Employees in 2017." Autism Speaks, 1 Mar. 2017. Web. 1 Mar. 2016.
As more information is released on the specifics of ABA coverage under the Federal Employee Health Benefits Plan, we will update them here.
Carolina Center for ABA & Autism Treatment is happy to assist you in determining what your benefits will provide. We routinely work with insurance companies to verify coverage of ABA Therapy. Please contact us at 919-371-2848 or simply click on the 'Apply Now' button below and our intake coordinator will reach out to you within 24 hours.
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