Health Advocate: Autism Spectrum Disorders

Health Advocate: Autism Spectrum Disorders

Executive Summary

This month’s Health Advocate reviews the advocacy history that led up to guidance from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to ensure that state EPSDT programs keep up with the evolving standard of care for children. In July 2014, CMS issued a Clarification of Medicaid Coverage of Services to Children with Autism, which made clear that states must provide evidence-based treatments for children with ASD in Medicaid.

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