Omaha World-Herald: State won’t appeal ruling on autism treatment

Omaha World-Herald: State won’t appeal ruling on autism treatment

Medicaid will pay for applied behavior analysis by end of year, director says

By Martha Stoddard

LINCOLN — Nebraska won’t fight a judge’s order for Medicaid to start covering a potentially costly but effective treatment for children with autism.

Calder Lynch, the state Medicaid director, said Wednesday that the state would not appeal the June ruling. He wants to have all the pieces in place so Medicaid can start paying for applied behavior analysis and similar treatments by the end of the year. Read the full article here. »

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