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October 9, 2014 at 12:12 PM

State Supreme Court: Insurers must cover therapies to treat autism

OLYMPIA — Washington’s Supreme Court says health insurers must cover certain developmental therapies, such as those used to treat autism, if they’re medically necessary. The justices on Thursday unanimously rejected arguments from Regence BlueShield, which claimed that the state’s Mental Health Parity Act does not require coverage of neurodevelopmental therapies. Those can include speech, occupational and…

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