When TRICARE this month announced cuts of up to 15 percent next year in fees for applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy of children with autism, some ABA businesses, in responding to an online survey, said they would stop treating TRICARE clients. Most respondents, however, said they need more time to assess how the reduced rates would affect their services. Mary Kaye Justis, director of the TRICARE Health Plan, said she doesn't expect the fee cuts to cause a significant shift of providers for the 10,500 military children receiving ABA services. TRICARE reimbursements still will be higher than offered by most commercial health insurance plans, she said. For more details, see this Military.com article.
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