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Blue Shield retroactively covers autism treatment
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Blue Shield of California has reached a deal with the California Department of Insurance to immediately cover the cost of an autism treatment called applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy. Per the agreement announced last Tuesday, Blue Shield will stop denying ABA therapy as a non-covered service, challenging its medical necessity or forcing parents to obtain approval from an independent medical reviewer before starting treatment, reported the Los Angeles Times.

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