The Autism Society of East Tennessee received this information from Allison Crawford, the clinical director of Momentum Behavior Analysis, regarding Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Tennessee Commercial Insurance and Applied Behavior Analysis services.
BCBS of TN Commercial Insurance says they don’t cover ABA because their
members aren’t asking for it. Well, let’s ask!
Let them know that you want Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) as a benefit
offered on your plan.
What to say/Why it should be covered:
-Why is it important to you?
-Research shows that ABA is the most effective treatment for positive
outcomes for individuals on the autism spectrum.
-It is a medically necessary treatment that could save BCBS significant
costs over the lifespan due to promoting independent skills and the
ability to function in day to day activities. This can save them money in
areas such as medication, hospitalization, private nursing care,
Please see the attached flyer, and contact Allison Crawford at (931) 335-3950 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or need further information.