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HHS leaves autism hot potato in state hands

Kathleen Sebelius (AP photo/Charles Dharapak)
Kathleen Sebelius (AP photo/Charles Dharapak)

A state can decide for itself how it wants its official "essential health benefits" (EHB) package to handle services for children with developmental disorders.

A state also will have at least two options for deciding how it wants to handle pediatric dental and vision benefits in the EHB package.

HHS received about 11,000 comments on the proposals.

Many commenters asked HHS to use a state's Medicaid plan as the benchmark for habilitation, pediatric dental and pediatric vision benefits.

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