Health Insurance Coverage for the Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder

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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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