By Walker Moskop / The Tennessean
Bills moving through the state legislature that would mandate
insurers in Tennessee provide coverage for the screening, diagnosis and
treatment of Autism disorders have been delayed in their respective
subcommittees for one week so legislators can receive further input from
business and insurance groups.
State representative Kevin Brooks
(R-Cleveland), the sponsor of the House Version of the bill, said
representatives from business, insurance groups and TennCare "wanted to
be at the table, so I gave them more time."
HB 1265 will be brought again before the House insurance and banking subcommittee on March 20.
Thirty-one other states provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of Autism spectrum disorders.