Female psychologist working with boy with autism

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy for Autism Management

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex neurological developmental disorder that impacts millions of people. One of the best-established therapies for autism is ABA therapy. This treatment is intensive and must be provided on a long-term basis to achieve optimal results. The questions many health plans, managed care organizations, and providers struggle with are which patients benefit from this form of therapy, how long this treatment is appropriate and what to look to help determine whether ABA therapy is medically necessary and appropriate.

AllMed’s Medical Director, Dr. David Spiro led an interactive discussion with Dr. James Phalen, a developmental pediatrician, on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy for autism management. This 30-min webinar covered ABA therapy and considerations that impact defining when this treatment is medically necessary.

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