(出典:GATAG

WLOXの記事です。

A leading treatment for children with autism will now be available to more Mississippians, thanks to an agreement between the state and three major Mississippi insurance providers.

BlueCross BlueShield of Mississippi, UnitedHealthcare of Mississippi, and Magnolia Health have voluntarily agreed to lift the age cap on coverage for Applied Behavior Analysis.

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Current state law mandates coverage for ABA therapy extend through age eight. The law includes a safe harbor for coverage, pursuant to an ongoing treatment plan, beyond age eight if it’s determined to be medically necessary.

“Quality treatment will now be more accessible to those who need it the most.  Parents and caretakers of individuals diagnosed with autism and other developmental disorders will now be covered beyond age eight,” Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said. “This is an example of our leading healthcare providers voluntarily meeting the changing healthcare needs of our children, and Mike and I sincerely appreciate their efforts.”

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ミシシッピ州の3つの保険会社が自閉症スペクトラム障害児に対するABA療育の保険適用を8歳まで延長することに決定したとのニュースです。

これは福祉的配慮からされているようです。小学校に入学後も使用できるというのは素晴らしいですね。日本では、小学校に入学したら途端に支援がなくなってしまうのでうらやましいと思いました。

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