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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1780         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1026

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Danielle W. Gregoire

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to MassHealth providing medically necessary treatments for members diagnosed with autism .

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Danielle W. Gregoire

4th Middlesex

Richard J. Ross

Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Benjamin Swan

11th Hampden

Robert F. Fennell

10th Essex

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex

Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera

10th Hampden

Sarah K. Peake

4th Barnstable

Michael R. Knapik

Second Hampden and Hampshire

William N. Brownsberger

Second Suffolk and Middlesex

Alice Hanlon Peisch

14th Norfolk

Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex

Matthew A. Beaton

11th Worcester

Kevin J. Murphy

18th Middlesex

Aaron Vega

5th Hampden

John J. Lawn, Jr.

10th Middlesex

Bruce J. Ayers

1st Norfolk

John W. Scibak

2nd Hampshire

Anne M. Gobi

5th Worcester

James Arciero

2nd Middlesex

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Thomas P. Conroy

13th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1780        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1026

By Miss Gregoire of Marlborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1026) of Danielle W. Gregoire and others for legislation to require MassHealth to cover medically necessary treatments for members diagnosed with autism.  Health Care Financing. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to MassHealth providing medically necessary treatments for members diagnosed with autism .
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              Section 1. MassHealth shall cover medically necessary treatments for members diagnosed with autism.  Treatments covered will include but not be limited to Applied Behavior Analysis supervised by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.  MassHealth will take necessary actions such as seeking approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in order to cover the medically necessary treatments.

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