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Kansas postpones benefits package autism services decision

Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger (AP Photo/John Hanna)
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger (AP Photo/John Hanna)

A Kansas regulator is suggesting that her state take a generous approach to covering pediatric oral and vision benefits but wait on making a decision about services for children with autism and other developmental problems.

Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger has included those thoughts in a package of recommendations for the Kansas essential health benefits (EHB) benchmark plan.

HHS has asked each state to design its own EHB package.

A state is supposed to start by looking at the benefits offered by the three largest Federal Employee Health Benefits Program plans offered in the state, the three largest state employee benefit plans, the three largest small group commercial health plans, and the largest commercial health maintenance organization (HMO) plan.

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