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.
A federal advisory panel is calling on the Obama administration to establish a minimum standard for autism insurance coverage.
Despite a requirement that insurers start covering behavioral health treatment for individuals and small groups, a new analysis suggests less than half of states plan to include autism therapy.
More military children with autism will soon have access to behavior therapy under a new government program, but not everyone is entirely pleased by the change.
Medicaid is a lifeline for many with disabilities, advocates say. But a new report finds that GOP proposals to alter the program would lead to significant funding cuts and fewer people served.
A host of one-stop centers tasked with helping people with disabilities access support services are getting more federal assistance.