If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), you may be wondering if your insurance provider, Cigna, will cover Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy.
The good news is that Cigna does cover ABA therapy for individuals with autism. However, there are some stipulations.
Cigna covers ABA therapy for individuals with autism up to the age of 21. Additionally, the therapy must be considered medically necessary and provided by a licensed ABA provider. Cigna may also require pre-authorization before ABA therapy can begin.
It's important to note that coverage may vary depending on your specific plan. It's best to contact Cigna directly to determine what your plan covers.
If you are considering ABA therapy for yourself or a loved one, it's important to do your research and find a licensed ABA provider. ABA therapy can be expensive, so it's important to understand what your insurance plan covers before beginning therapy.
To get Cigna coverage for ABA therapy, the first step is to contact Cigna and ask if your specific plan covers ABA therapy. If it does, you will need to find a licensed ABA provider who accepts Cigna insurance. The provider can assist with obtaining pre-authorization from Cigna before beginning therapy.
It's important to note that each insurance plan may have different requirements for coverage of ABA therapy. Some plans may require a diagnosis of autism, while others may not cover ABA therapy beyond a certain age or number of sessions.
Once you have found an ABA provider who accepts Cigna insurance and meets your plan's requirements, it's important to work closely with them to ensure that all necessary paperwork is completed and submitted to Cigna. This can include progress reports, treatment plans, and any other documentation required by your plan.
By working closely with your ABA provider and Cigna, you can ensure that you or your loved one receives the necessary ABA therapy covered by your insurance plan.
However, coverage may vary depending on your specific plan, so it's important to contact Cigna directly to determine what your plan covers. If you are considering ABA therapy, it's important to do your research and find a licensed ABA provider.