Dr. Kristin M. Kosmerl, is a BCBA-D and PA LBS who specializes in autism and applied behavior analysis (ABA)
Many states are requiring not only medical assistance, but also private insurances to cover applied behavior analysis (ABA) services through BCBA's or other licensed providers for people 0-21 years old diagnosed on the autism spectrum. However, this is state specific.
For example, as a provider, I accept and bill private insurances for ABA insurances in PA and NJ due to their laws, that have made it possible.
More states are passing laws requiring private insurances to cover the costs of ABA to free up some funds through Medicaid/ medical assistance, which the hope is that money will be used for adults on the autism spectrum.
There are very limited services nationwide for people on the spectrum once they turn 21. The hope is with more legislation requiring private insurances and MA to pay for ABA, more programs can be developed for services after 21.
In what state are you currently residing?
I hope this helps.