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Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)



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Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)


EbGS made conforming changes to the evidence evaluation as requested by HERC on 8/14/2014. Changes to coverage under the Oregon Health Plan will be effective January 1, 2015.


The Health Evidence Review Commission reviewed and approved the evidence evaluation and associated prioritization and guideline note changes, but also referred the evidence evaluation back to EbGS for alignment with parity rules. Reviewed Evidence Evaluation and Prioritized List Changes


The Value-based benefits Subcommittee reviewed the draft evidence evaluation and approved guideline note changes for the Prioritized List.


The Value-based Benefits subcommittee discussed the draft evaluation of evidence at its meeting and deferred a decision until its next meeting, which will occur June 12, 2014.

Posted current draft evaluation of evidence, including changes from 4/24/2014 EbGS meeting.

The EbGS made revisions to the draft evaluation of evidence and referred it to the Health Evidence Review Commission. A revised draft will be posted as soon as possible.


The EbGS began its review of public comment but did not approve the draft evidence evaluation. The subcommittee will continue its review of public comments and complete its evaluation of the evidence on 4/24/2014.


Therapies for children with autism spectrum disorder – Behavioral interventions update. Draft Comparative Effectiveness Review. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Retrieved January 27, 2014, from http://effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/search-for-guides-reviews-and-reports/?pageaction=displayProduct&productID=1845


As a result of the cancellation of the 2/6/14 EbGS meeting, a new replacement meeting has been scheduled for 3/20/2014 at 2 p.m. In addition, the EbGS meeting previously scheduled for 4/3/2014 has been rescheduled to 4/24/2014. Locations for both meetings are yet to be determined.


EbGS meeting cancelled due to inclement weather and unforeseen circumstances.


Public comment period ended at 8:00 am.

11/14/13 - OPEN FOR PUBLIC COMMENT 11/14/13-12/16/13 (at 8 a.m.)

The Draft Evaluation of Evidence has been posted for a 30-day comment period. Rules for offering public comment will follow those listed on our Coverage Guidance Open for Comment page.


The EbGS continued the discussion of the draft Evaluation of Evidence and heard testimony from appointed experts and members of the public. The subcommittee voted to revise the draft and post it for a 30-day public comment period. The revised draft will posted by next week, and the subcommittee plans to review written public comments at the EbGS meeting 2/6/2014.


HERC recently received permission to post these references to evidence sources used in developing the Evaluation of Evidence. They will be added as an appendix to the next version of the Evaluation of Evidence when it is posted.

The EbGS reviewed the draft Evaluation of Evidence, heard public testimony and will continue discussion at its 11/7/13 meeting.
Applied Behavior Analysis for Autism Spectrum Disorders Brief.pdf
Applied Behavior Analysis for Autism Spectrum Disorders DRAFT for EbGS Meeting Materials 9-12-2013.pdf

Invited comments for the 9/12/13 EbGS meeting: Presentations from: Green, Reichow, Hagopian, Legaard
HERC directed EbGS to review the evidence.