August 15, 2011 by Tony Novak
Applied behavior analysis therapy is one step closer to becoming the standard of care for children with autism as a judge in Philadelphia granted class action lawsuit status to lawsuits against health insurance company Cigna that continued to claim that it was experimental treatment. We expect this legal step will make it impossible for Cigna and other insurers to continue to resist the trend. Generally, the medical community believes that behavioral therapy provides greater results at a lower cost that other types of traditional therapy. The insurance companies listed on the individual health insurance exchanges already cover applied behavior therapy where coverage for children with autism is included by law.