Autism Insurance Coverage went into effect October 15, 2012
Over 1,600 individuals have attended workshops facilitated by AAOM pertaining to autism insurance coverage in Michigan
Provider meetings have been held in May and July to update Michigan providers on requirements by insurers, setting up a billing structure, credentialing of qualified therapists, and more. October meeting is currently being planned
Several meetings have taken place with insurers and employers by AAOM leadership to assist in a more successful transition and to maximize coverage for Michigan families
Webinars and on-site trainings are currently underway for communicating to families the information in the legislation, and how that effects them, action to take now, and how diagnosis and treatments are covered
Communication is ongoing and requirements are changing on a regular basis, so all stakeholders are urged to review the Autism Insurance Portal on a regular basis
REMINDER to families: if employer is a federally regulated company (self-funded)–AAOM can work with your employer on self-adopting the coverage. Employers will be reimbursed for self-adopting and claims made for qualified autism diagnosis and treatment!