Lincoln Journal Star: Judge: State must cover medically necessary autism services

Lincoln Journal Star: Judge: State must cover medically necessary autism services

By Lori Pilger

Nebraska must pay for autism services — and any other treatments deemed medically necessary — for the state’s Medicaid-eligible children, a Lancaster County judge has ruled.

In a 19-page order filed Tuesday, District Judge John Colborn found a state Department of Health and Human Services policy that excluded Medicaid coverage of Applied Behavior Analysis services, often prescribed to treat development disabilities like autism, violated federal law. Read the full article here. »

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