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Autism Care Demonstration Toolkit

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Changes to the Autism Care Demonstration (ACD)

The ACD changes will:

  • Move the ACD to a beneficiary-centric model to help beneficiaries reach their maximum potential
  • Empower parents to have a greater role in their child’s care
  • For new beneficiaries to the program, incorporate all clinical and non-clinical service into one comprehensive care plan, coordinated by an Autism Services Navigator (ASN)

What’s Not Changing:

The coverage for the definitive diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

  • Referral requirement from an eligible TRICARE-authorized provider
  • Prior authorization requirement for services
  • ABA provider completion of assessment and treatment plan
  • Case management services; they remain unaffected and are available to currently enrolled ACD beneficiaries

What Is Changing:

  • For beneficiaries new to the ACD, the ASN will:
    • develop a comprehensive care plan
    • improve care transition support
    • provide greater care coordination
  • Increased access to ASD support and resources
  • Outcome measures – additional measures/changing of timelines
  • Increased parental involvement and family support
  • Addition of group coverage for ABA services
  • Improved medical collaboration via medical team conferences
  • Continued parental training via telehealth beyond COVID-19
  • Removal of confirmation diagnosis requirement

The materials in this toolkit with accomplish the following:

  • Educate beneficiaries about the upcoming changes regarding the ACD program
  • Help stakeholders and providers increase awareness of the program’s changes to their beneficiaries.

Resources

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Comprehensive Changes to the ACD Infographic for Beneficiaries

Lists the changes occurring to the ACD program as well as what is not changing.

Printable Version


Changes to the ACD Talking Points Infographic for Senior Leaders and Stakeholders

Lists the changes occurring to the ACD program as well as what is not changing.

Printable Version


ACD Autism Service Navigator Infographic

States the ASN will help families by supporting them, and link them with both medical and non-medical resources.

Printable Version


ABA in School and Community Settings Infographic

States that TRICARE approves clinically appropriate ABA services. Links to Tricare.mil/autism.

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ABA in School and Community Settings

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