Treatment for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and the EPSDT Benefit

State Medicaid agencies are working to provide comprehensive health care services for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), currently the fastest growing developmental disability in the United States for individuals under age 21. This brief highlights information from the 2014 CMS Informational Bulletin providing clarification on services to be provided to Medicaid-eligible children with ASD and, specifically, the expected adherence to the EPSDT benefit. Examples of strategies currently being used by multiple states to provide necessary treatment services are included.

Read the full brief here.