Average Cost Of Health Services For Children With Autism Increased 19% Post Parity Implementation

News | March 14, 2017

The mean cost for health care services provided to commercially insured children with autism increased by 19% after the 2008 Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) went into effect in 2010. The annual average number of outpatient visits increased by 36%, from 11.1 visits during 2007 through 2009, to 15.1 visits during 2010 through 2012. Mean annual…

You must be logged in to read the full article.

Not A Member?

Join us as we continue our efforts towards improving the future of mental health care through information, discussion, and collaboration. Sign-up today for instant access to all PsychU offerings. Membership is free!


Similar Articles