AHCCCS Autism Spectrum Disorder Advisory Committee Report

The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) released a report in February 2016 of recommendations to strengthen the health care system’s ability to respond to the needs of AHCCCS members with or at risk for ASD. This report was generated through the extensive work of leading experts and family members who served on their Committee and Work Groups.

To address the recommendations in this report, AHCCCS has convened an Operational Team where they have already began working on streamlining the process for referral to a Specialized ASD Diagnosing Provider as well as ensuring the appropriate code set is assigned when registering Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) as a new AHCCCS Provider Type.