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Autism Treatment Denials Spark Lawsuits
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Efforts to gain health insurance coverage for an autism treatment called applied behavior analysis have taken several steps forward in Michigan and California.

Health plans traditionally balk at authorizing the treatment. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan is facing a class action suit for denying an autism treatment called applied behavior analysis, while Blue Shield of California, under pressure from state officials, has reached a settlement to provide coverage for ABA services under certain circumstances.

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