State Limits Denial of Autism Therapy

The California Department of Insurance yesterday announced approval of new regulations that clarify medical necessity in autism treatment.
Approval for permanent status of the regulations came from the Office of Administrative Law on April 10. The rules had been issued on an emergency basis in March 2013, but the new OAL ruling gives a permanent status that could lead to greater enforcement and penalties from the state insurance commissioner if insurers delay or deny autism services.
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