Anthem Agrees To Cover Costly Autism Therapy
A state spokesperson said that Anthem Blue Cross has agreed to cover a costly autism treatment -- called applied behavior analysis or behavioral intervention therapy. The insurer is expected to sign an agreement with the California Department of Managed Health Care on Friday. Blue Shield of California signed a similar deal on Monday, and the department is working on an agreement with the Kaiser Permanente HMO.
- "Anthem, Blue Shield To Cover Therapy for Autistic Children" (Helfand/Zarembo, Los Angeles Times, 7/15).