Autism Health Insurance Workshop 11/6/2010


Saturday, November 6, 2010 from 4:00-6:00 pm


First United Methodist Church
1838 SW Jefferson Street, Room 202
Portland, OR  97201

A map of the church building can be found here:


Learn How to Get Insurance Reimbursement for Autism Treatments In Oregon


You are invited to a free workshop on Autism Health Insurance – organized by parent volunteers – to learn how to get insurance reimbursement for autism treatments in Oregon.

A recent court ruling has confirmed the responsibility of insurance companies to reimburse ABA and related interventions under Oregon’s Mental Health Parity law.  The judge ruled that:

  • Applied Behavior Analysis can be considered medically necessary treatment for Pervasive Developmental Disorder
  • Applied Behavior Analysis “is not experimental or investigational” – it is a well-established treatment “supported by decades of research”
  • Applied Behavior Analysis is a psychological treatment covered under Oregon’s Mental Health Parity Law –SB1
  • A provider is eligible for reimbursement under Oregon law if the provider is approved by the Department of Human Services; an ABA provider need not be credentialed with the insurance company to be considered an eligible provider

This workshop will

  • Explain the existing law and legal ruling in the McHenry case
  • Show how to determine if your policy is covered by Mental Health Parity (or find a new policy that is)
  • Explain the process an autism provider can follow to become DHS approved (it’s pretty easy!)
  • Describe how to prepare your claim for reimbursement
  • Extend an offer for ongoing assistance in completing the paperwork and processing appeals if necessary

Our focus is helping families, one by one, through the insurance process.

You can find more information about this important legal ruling – including copies of the judge’s legal decisions – at:!

For more information, contact:

We hope to see you there!

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