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Whenever we have information about legal action related to Autism Insurance Coverage in Oregon, we will post it here.

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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: 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: 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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Autism Health Insurance Reform: Judge declares Providence violated state and federal law in denying autism treatment

Contents: U.S. District Court finds Providence has violated Oregon and Federal Law State of Oregon renounces Mental Health Parity for Public Employees Action Alert:  ask your legislators to tell Governor Kitzhaber to comply with Mental Health Parity – and stop … Continue reading

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Senate Health Care, Human Services and Rural Health Committee Hearing on 2/16/2011

Senate Health Care, Human Services and Rural Health Committee Hearing on Wednesday, February 16th, at 3:00 PM The hearing will be more critical because our strategy from the beginning has been to move through the Senate first if possible – which means we really need to get at least 3 of the 5 committee members to vote with us. Continue reading

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Autism Health Insurance: progress update; announcing insurance workshop on 11/6/10

On September 28th, a federal court judge in Portland ruled in favor of the McHenry family in their suit against PacificSource, ordering the insurance company to cover the cost of ABA treatment for their 6-year old son with autism. The ruling was based in large part on Oregon’s existing Mental Health Parity law, and included many critical decisions Continue reading

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