Preliminary Ruling on Autism Treatment Coverage Stands
A preliminary ruling by a Sacramento Superior Court judge denying an attempt by HMOs to receive a quick decision as to whether health insurers must cover a certain autism treatment will stand. The California Association of Health Plans, which had filed a lawsuit claiming that only lawmakers can mandate a new insurance benefit, did not request a hearing following the tentative ruling. A new court date on the issue has not been set.
- "HMO Autism Treatment Ruling Stands; Lawsuit Will Continue" (Robertson, Sacramento Business Journal, 8/26).