The Comprehensive Autism Care Demonstration (ACD) was recently updated to reduce the potential financial burden of applied behavior analysis (ABA) services for non-active-duty families. As of Oct. 1, all ACD cost-shares will match TRICARE Prime and Standard cost-shares for all ABA services provided by authorized ABA supervisors, assistant behavior analysts and behavior technicians. This eliminates the 10 percent cost-share for assistant behavior analyst and behavior technician services ("tiered" services), significantly reducing the potential financial burden of ABA services for non-active-duty families. The TRICARE ACD covers all TRICARE eligible beneficiaries diagnosed with ASD under a single benefit. For more information, see this Military.com article.
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