Friday, May 30, 2014, 12:19 PM

Health Insurance Coverage for the Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Womble Carlyle Government Relations lobbied successfully to gain coverage for the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder under the NC State Health Plan.  Autism affects 1 in 68 children, and the physician-prescribed treatment, called ABA Therapy, can cost families up to $60,000 per year in the most severe cases. The NC SHP benefit will provide coverage of ABA Therapy for up to $36,000 per year for patients up to 26 years old.


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