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Autism Care Demonstration

TRICARE covers applied behavior analysis (ABA) for all beneficiaries through the TRICARE Autism Care Demonstration.

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Download meeting minutes, transcripts, and questions/answers from the Autism Roundtable and Stakeholder meetings.


Changes to Texas License Requirements for ABA Providers

Due to changes in Texas (TX) licensure laws for applied behavior analysis (ABA) providers, TX has now defined the licensure requirements for assistant behavior analysts (requiring a certification from the BACB - the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst certification) which goes into effect on Sept. 1, 2018.

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Information Paper on Durable Equipment

This information paper details the guidelines and procedures for appropriate DE requests and criteria for approval, including a brief review of the literature for DE/DME for TRICARE eligible beneficiaries diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

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Annual Report on the Autism Care Demonstration Program


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RAND Report: TRICARE Applied Behavior Analysis Benefit


This report, prepared by the RAND Corporation, provides a comparison of TRICARE's current applied behavior analysis benefit with Medicaid and commercial benefits. The comparison includes reimbursement rates, copayments and annual caps.

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Defense Health Board Findings Pertaining to Autism Treatment


This memo outlines the findings and recommendations of the Defense Health Board Findings pertaining to Autism Treatment.

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