Life-Changing Treatment, Covered
In August of 2019, Tennessee became the final state in the US to require insurance companies to cover autism-related therapies such as ABA. Autism ETC has been on the fore-front of this issue for the past 8 years, fighting insurance companies to cover these much-needed treatments.
Autism ETC accepts most insurance plans:
Due to the length of our waiting list, we are currently excepting enrollments only clients age 11 or younger. We recommend that all prospective clients enroll with multiple providers while on our waiting list. Do not delay. Early intervention is key to success.
Autism ETC accepts the following TennCare plans: Blue Care, TennCare Select, or Cover Kids. We are not a provider for Amerigroup or UnitedHealthcare Community Plan. If you have either Amerigroup or UnitedHealthcare Community Plan, please contact your plan administrator for assistance finding another provider.
Advocating on Your Behalf
Receiving an autism diagnosis is a life-altering experience for any family. Autism ETC staff will advocate on your behalf with insurance companies. We will fight to obtain all services deemed medically necessary. We’re here to help!
When the time comes for your child to begin services with Autism ETC, one of our BCBAs will schedule your intake meeting. You will complete your child’s registration and the authorization for services. We will conduct further interviews to learn more about your child. We want to know how they like to communicate, any difficult behaviors they exhibit, and any concerns you may have. Then, the BCBA will directly assess your child. They will focus on his or her behavioral skills: social, communication, expressive, and receptive skills, among others. Your child’s BCBA will then complete a treatment plan for your child, and we will share with you everything you should expect in the following six months for your child. Finally, we will advocate for the number of weekly treatment hours we think is medically necessary for your child and submit our treatment plan to your insurance company
Upon receiving the approval of your child’s treatment plan from your insurance company, we will schedule your child’s first day of therapy at Autism ETC! During the first week, your child will meet with therapists and become acclimated to our daily schedule. He or she will begin pairing with our therapists; your child will build relationships with our staff through play activities. Our goal is to make your child enjoy arriving at our facility and seeing his or her therapist each day. When the pairing process has concluded, we will begin working with your child to achieve the goals outlined in the treatment plan. Routine reassessments and adjustments are made to your child’s treatment plan in order to maximize the benefit of every hour of treatment he or she receives. You, as the parent, are kept informed every step of the way