So do I submit a claim to insurance with a diagnosis of autism written on it, or will that come back to haunt me?
Blue Shield gets its initials for a reason.
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Two kids, two full time careers - lots of people do it gracefully, but for me it's a challenge, particularly as I struggle with my boy, the rooster, and his "constellation" of health and developmental issues. Medicine so far fails to cure what ails us, so I'm trying a self-prescribed intensive dose of blogging to see if that does the trick.
You will most likely get better coverage with autism than the other PDD dx's. Although they will probably also have some limitations since it's biologically based - seems like it falls through the cracks between regular coverage and mental health. But it beats having no dx or something like IED or ODD (at least to insurance.)
Hm, that's a tricky one. Depends on the insurance laws governing your coverage. —e.g., you live in CA, BC is based in (hypothetically) NY. Is your coverage governed by CA or NY law? That law would most likely prevail in any question of coverage.
If you aren't familiar with this site, you may want to check it out for more information:
Autism Bulletin (http://autismbulletin.blogspot.com)
Call and ask if they cover autism- or not- in your policy. Otherwise, you need to support other ("medical") diagnoses... dyspraxia, apraxia, etc.
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