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Autism Coverage Law "Fix" Passes House
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on February 23, 2012 @ 8:19PM
Created on February 23, 2012 @ 5:00PM
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia's House of Delegates has unanimously endorsed a clarification of the state's new autism insurance coverage mandate.
The bill passed to the Senate on Thursday makes clear that the new law's limits on benefits apply only to applied behavioral analysis.
Experts say this treatment can greatly help many of the children diagnosed with these neurological disorders. The 2011 law requires public and private insurance policies to provide coverage, with some exceptions.
Insurers have cited language in the final version of that legislation to argue that the benefit caps apply to all autism-related care. Thursday's bill concludes otherwise. It also corrects technical errors in the new law that weren't caught when it was passed last year.
The legislative session ends March 10.

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