Effective February 1, 2022, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a covered benefit for Medicaid enrollees in Texas who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

HHSC has provided new Family Flyers regarding ABA services for relevant network providers, including, but not limited to, primary care providers, pediatric subspecialists, therapy providers, and licensed behavior analysts, to make available to patients.


Effective for dates of service on or after February 1, 2022, Autism Services, to include Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) evaluation and treatment, will be a benefit of the Texas Health Steps-Comprehensive Care Program (THSteps-CCP) for Texas Medicaid recipients who are 20 years of age and younger and who meet the criteria outlined in the Autism Services benefit description. Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is releasing a draft of the Medicaid Autism Services benefit to providers.

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Beginning September 1, 2024 Community First Health Plans, Inc. will be adding STAR+PLUS to its line of health care products.

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