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Autism Care Demonstration

Welcome! Through the Autism Care Demonstration (ACD), TRICARE-eligible beneficiaries diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have access to applied behavior analysis (ABA) and care coordination services. 

TRICARE offers multiple services to support beneficiaries diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Visit www.tricare.mil/autism for details. 

 

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Who's Eligible?
TRICARE beneficiaries must meet specific qualifications.
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Getting Started
Learn about diagnostic and eligibility criteria required for ACD enrollment.
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Referrals
Referrals for ABA services are valid for two years.
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Initial Assessments
Treatment plans are tailored to the beneficiary's specific needs.
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Outcome Measures
Scores are used in treatment planning and evaluating progress.
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Initial Treatment Authorization
Approvals are six-months in length and in-place prior to service delivery.
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Clinical Necessity Reviews
All treatment plans are reviewed prior to treatment authorization.
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Service Settings
ABA services are rendered in a variety of settings.
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Receiving ABA Services
Learn about access to care, parent training and changing providers.
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Copayments & Cost Shares
Access information related to TRICARE costs.
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Subsequent Treatment Authorizations
Explore the requirements for ongoing care beyond initial referral and authorization.
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Discharge Planning
What to expect when preparing to exit the ACD.
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Moving? 
The streamlined transfer process helps eliminate gaps in service.
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File a Complaint
Unresolved issue or concern? Contact HNFS' Complaint Officer.