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Autism Health Insurance Reform: Update on HB2342A

Update on HB2342A On Sunday, I wrote to convey my concerns about HB2342A, a bill granting the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) – who oversees the Insurance Division – emergency powers to override any and … Continue reading

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Autism Health Insurance Reform: Action Alert – Stop HB2342A – Waives ALL Health Insurance Consumer Rights

Contents: Stop HB2342A – Waives ALL Health Insurance Consumer Rights Update on our Legislation for 2017 Sample message in opposition to HB2342A ACTION: Stop HB2342A – Waives ALL Health Insurance Consumer Rights The Oregon legislature has just introduced a bill … Continue reading

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Autism Health Insurance Reform: AF v Providence Legal Win; Next Steps on HB2858

Contents: AF v Providence Settlement victory Next Steps on HB2858 – Insurance Enforcement Process AF v Providence Settlement victory On Tuesday 3/14/2017, U.S. District Court approved a class action settlement in AF v Providence, in which Providence agreed that to … Continue reading

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Autism Health Insurance Reform: Action Alert – Ask Legislators to Support HB2858

ACTION: ask the House Business and Labor Committee to support HB2858 On Wednesday 3/15/2017, the House Business and Labor Committee will hold a hearing on HB2858. As I wrote last week, HB2858 would establish a transparent and efficient process for … Continue reading

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Autism Health Insurance Reform: Enforcement of autism insurance violations; 2017 Legislation

Contents: Insurance Commissioner announces enforcement against insurers for autism violations The critical need for ongoing enforcement Legislation for 2017 Next Steps Insurance Commissioner announces enforcement against insurers for autism violations On Thursday March 2nd, Oregon Insurance Commissioner Laura Cali Robison … Continue reading

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Autism Health Insurance Reform: Updates on OHP Coverage, potential impact of ACA repeal

Dear readers, In this update, I’ll write about recent developments with the Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid) and potential impacts of repealing Obamacare. In the near future, I’ll write about upcoming legislation for the 2017 Oregon legislative session. Contents: OHP Eliminates … Continue reading

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Autism Health Insurance Reform: OHP Update; Clinton Autism Policy Discussion and Fundraiser

Contents: OHP Waiver “Action Alert” Results OHP ABA Coverage Update – OHA Issues Emergency Rule Change Tell me about your OHP coverage issues Clinton Autism Policy Discussion and Fundraiser – Thursday, October 13th, 3:00 PM – RSVP needed OHP Waiver … Continue reading

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Autism Health Insurance Reform: Action Alert: Ask CMS to Stop OHP from Denying Coverage of Autism Treatments

ACTION: Ask the Federal Government to Stop Oregon’s Medicaid plan from Denying Coverage of Autism Treatments Three years ago the autism community persuaded the Oregon Health Plan, Oregon’s Medicaid program, to acknowledge that Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy is a … Continue reading

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Autism Health Insurance Reform: Update – PEBB settlement, 2015 legislative results

Autism Health Insurance Reform: Update – PEBB settlement, 2015 legislative results Dear readers, this is a somewhat overdue summary of ongoing success in Autism Health Insurance Reform in Oregon from 2015. Contents: PS v PEBB settlement – Oregon compensates public … Continue reading

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Autism Health Insurance Reform: Action Alert — support Special Ed bills HB2673 and HB2597

Contents: ACTION: ask the House Education Committee to support HB2673 and HB2597 Proposed Insurance Division Rules on Mental Health Parity Final Insurance Division Rules on Discretionary Clauses ACTION: ask the House Education Committee to support HB2673 and HB2597 Last month, … Continue reading

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