In an about-face, federal officials are reconsidering whether speech-generating devices ought to be capable of modern functionalities like calling, texting and emailing.
Under federal law, insurance plans that cover mental health must offer benefits that are on par with medical coverage, but in practice, that doesn’t always happen.
As a growing number of states rely on private insurers to cover those with developmental disabilities, regulators are set to initiate the biggest overhaul of Medicaid managed-care in a decade.
Fifteen states are betting they can convince more doctors to accept the growing number of patients covered by Medicaid with a simple incentive: more money.
Federal officials want Medicaid to beef up access to mental health care for individuals with disabilities and other beneficiaries.
A new study finds that a hefty pay hike for doctors led to greater access for individuals on Medicaid — including many with disabilities — but the raise was only temporary.
Efforts are underway in Congress to make it easier for children with rare conditions or complex medical needs to get the specialized care they require.
A significant number of doctors purportedly accepting Medicaid are not actually offering treatment to the program’s beneficiaries, a new investigation finds.
Making an appointment with a psychiatrist is often an uphill battle no matter if you’re insured or if you intend to pay out of pocket, a new study suggests.
Federal officials are taking steps to clarify new requirements surrounding Medicaid coverage of autism treatments.
Months after federal officials ordered them to do so, states are starting to include coverage of treatments like ABA for kids with autism within their Medicaid programs.
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.