Does Molina Healthcare Cover ABA Therapy?

Yes, Molina Healthcare covers most costs related to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy in certain states and under specific conditions. Some states require regulated benefit plans to provide coverage for the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of children with autism, including ABA therapy.

Molina Healthcare is a leading provider of health insurance for low-income families and individuals. One of the benefits offered by Molina Healthcare is coverage for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy, which is a type of behavioral therapy that is used to treat a wide range of developmental and behavioral disorders, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

ABA therapy is a highly effective treatment for ASD, and it has been shown to improve the behavior, communication, and social skills of children with ASD. However, ABA therapy can be expensive, and many families cannot afford the cost of treatment. That is where Molina Healthcare comes in.

Molina Healthcare offers coverage for ABA therapy as part of its behavioral health services. This means that eligible members of Molina Healthcare can receive ABA therapy from a licensed provider without having to pay the full cost of treatment out of pocket.

To be eligible for ABA therapy coverage, members must have a diagnosis of ASD or another qualifying disorder, and their treatment plan must be approved by Molina Healthcare.

One of the benefits of using Molina Healthcare for ABA therapy is that members have access to a network of licensed providers who specialize in treating children with ASD. These providers have experience working with children with ASD and are trained in the latest techniques and strategies for ABA therapy.

Additionally, Molina Healthcare offers a range of other services and resources to support families who have a child with ASD. These services may include case management, care coordination, and support groups. Molina Healthcare also offers online resources and tools to help families learn more about ASD and how to manage their child's condition.

To access ABA therapy through Molina Healthcare, members can speak with their primary care physician or behavioral health provider to get a referral for treatment. Once a referral is received, Molina Healthcare will work with the member and their provider to develop a treatment plan that meets the member's specific needs.


In conclusion, Molina Healthcare offers comprehensive coverage for ABA therapy as part of its behavioral health services. This coverage is a valuable resource for families who have a child with ASD or another qualifying disorder and who may not be able to afford the cost of treatment on their own.

Through its network of licensed providers and additional resources, Molina Healthcare is dedicated to helping families access the care and support they need to manage their child's condition and improve their quality of life.

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