It's time for Medical Insurance Companies in Oregon to cover Autism Treatment

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The Autism Insurance Initiative in Oregon needs your help to ensure passage of legislation in Oregon requiring insurance companies to cover Autism Treatment. Here will be the latest information about what you can do.

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: 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 on autism health insurance reform in Oregon

Contents: Update on autism health insurance reform in Oregon Two great special education bills in Oregon’s legislature (HB2673 and HB2597) Other upcoming legislation ACTION: ask your legislators to support HB2673 and HB2597 Update on autism health insurance reform in Oregon … Continue reading

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Autism Health Insurance Reform: UPDATE: Washington, Oregon Insurance Division enforcement of autism health insurance laws

Contents: Update on Oregon Insurance Division enforcement of autism health insurance laws Washington Supreme Court ruling on Regence, and Regence settlement agreement Washington’s Insurance Division orders all insurers to retroactively reprocess all mental health denials – including autism – to … Continue reading

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Autism Health Insurance Reform: ACTION: Support the Insurance Division’s enforcement of autism health insurance laws

Contents: Update on Insurance Division’s bulletin on enforcement of autism health insurance laws ACTION: Tell the Insurance Division you support their bulletins with the Consumer Advocate Organizations’ feedback Request coverage and reimbursement — now Update on Insurance Division’s bulletin on … Continue reading

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Autism Health Insurance Reform: Meet autism champion Sen. Bates; learn how to get reimbursed for autism care NOW

Contents: Reception for Sen. Bates – autism health insurance reform champion – Wednesday 9/24 in PDX LOTS of progress since August – the world has changed Request coverage and reimbursement — now Summary of press coverage Reception for Sen. Bates … Continue reading

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