In what advocates are calling a major win, federal officials are for the first time telling states that Medicaid coverage must include treatments like ABA for children with autism.
A major health insurer has agreed to stop using the term “mental retardation” after a family complained when the phrase was used to describe their daughter’s condition.
A new proposal in the U.S. Senate would eliminate a government bias toward placing people with disabilities in institutional rather than community-based settings.
Spending on home and community-based services is on the rise as fewer dollars go to institutions, a new federal government report finds.
An annual ranking of states offering the best services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities reveals a familiar but evolving landscape.
With advocates nationwide looking on, Kansas is the first state to turn over management of in-home care for residents with developmental disabilities to health insurance companies.
A new program under the Affordable Care Act is offering states extra money in exchange for taking steps to keep people — including those with disabilities — out of institutions.
A little remarked upon requirement in the health law expands treatments for those with developmental disabilities. But experts are concerned that insurers may find ways to skirt the new rule.
In a long-awaited move, federal officials are clarifying what counts as home and community-based services for people with disabilities.
Psychiatrists, who are often relied on by individuals with developmental disabilities, are less likely than other doctors to accept insurance, a new study finds.
Families are nervous as Kansas prepares to become the first state to put for-profit insurance companies in charge of in-home care services for residents with developmental disabilities.
With state health insurance exchanges now open for business, advocates say they expect plans available in only about half of states to cover autism therapy.
States are increasingly relying on private insurers to cover those on Medicaid — including many with disabilities — and such contracts often remain in place despite fraud or poor care.
Even once the Affordable Care Act is fully implemented, experts say that coverage of many treatments that people with disabilities rely on may vary widely.
As the health care reform law expands access to preventive services at the doctor’s office, a new analysis finds that many with disabilities who rely on Medicaid might be left out.